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

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

LARYNGOSCOPE, vol.131, no.1, pp.5-9, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 131 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/lary.28524
  • Journal Name: LARYNGOSCOPE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, MLA - Modern Language Association Database, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.5-9
  • Keywords: Postviral olfactory loss, postinfectious olfactory dysfunction, upper respiratory tract infection, olfactory cleft, AGE-RELATED-CHANGES, ODOR DISCRIMINATION, IDENTIFICATION, TESTS
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: Yes


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.