Taste Disturbance After Tonsillectomy

  title={Taste Disturbance After Tonsillectomy},
  author={Hiroshi Tomita and Kenji Ohtuka},
  journal={Acta Oto-Laryngologica},
  pages={164 - 172}
Of the 3583 outpatients treated at our taste disorder clinic over a period of 15 years, 11 (0.31%) complained of taste disorder after tonsillectomy. The cause of taste disorder was identified in 8 of the 11 cases: in 3 cases it was caused by direct or indirect damage to the lingual branch of the glossopharyngeal nerve; in 2 cases it was attributable to medication taken by the patient after tonsillectomy; and in 3 cases taste disturbance was caused by a lack of dietary zinc, even though this was… 

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Persisting taste dysfunction seems to be rare after tonsillectomy, and self-assessment of gustatory function significantly decreased after TE.

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