Olfactory Cleft Width and Volume: Possible Risk Factors for Postinfectious Olfactory Dysfunction

Altundag A., Temirbekov D., Haci C., YILDIRIM D. , Cayonu M.

LARYNGOSCOPE, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/lary.28524
  • Title of Journal : LARYNGOSCOPE


Objectives/Hypothesis Upper respiratory tract infections are a common cause of temporary and permanent olfactory dysfunction in the general population. Postviral or postinfectious olfactory loss (PIOL) develops only in rare cases. The aim of this study was to investigate the anatomical features of olfactory cleft (OC) in patients with PIOL to shed light on possible predisposing factors for PIOL.