Abnormalities of axon growth in human olfactory mucosa.


OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS Random biopsies of the human adult olfactory mucosa often demonstrate degenerative changes in the olfactory epithelium (OE) in both dysosmic and normosmic patients and, consequently, have limited diagnostic usefulness. However, detailed analysis of the subepithelial tissue with specific attention to the fascicles of the olfactory nerve… (More)