Gustatory function in chronic inflammatory middle ear diseases.

  title={Gustatory function in chronic inflammatory middle ear diseases.},
  author={Basile Nicolas Landis and Dirk Beutner and Johannes Frasnelli and Karl Bernd H{\"u}ttenbrink and Thomas Hummel},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  volume={115 6},
HYPOTHESIS Changes of gustatory function after ear surgery have been studied extensively. However, little is known on the influence of repeated/chronic inflammation within the middle ear on taste. STUDY DESIGN Prospective study. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-six patients suffering from either cholesteatoma (n = 25) or chronic otitis media mesotympanalis (n = 21) received quantitative gustatory tests. None of these patients had been operated on before these investigations. RESULTS Side by… CONTINUE READING

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