J Rhinol.  2018 Nov;25(2):63-68. 10.18787/jr.2018.25.2.63.

The Predictive Factors of Olfactory Changes after Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

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  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medicine, Catholic University of Daegu, Daegu, Korea. miky@cu.ac.kr

Abstract

Olfactory dysfunction is one of the most common complaints of patients with chronic rhinosinusitis. Patients who suffer from olfactory dysfunction report a negative effect on their overall quality of life. Chronic rhinosinusitis-related olfactory impairment is the most treatable form of olfactory disorder; however, outcomes after endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) are challenging to predict. Previous studies have documented a wide range in overall improvement after ESS. The purpose of this study is to review the factors that predict changes in olfaction after ESS.

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Olfaction disorders; Sinusitis; Surgical procedures; Operative; Outcome assessment
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