Taste Dysfunction after Tonsillectomy: A Meta-analysis

  title={Taste Dysfunction after Tonsillectomy: A Meta-analysis},
  author={Boo-Young Kim and So Jeong Lee and Junseo Yun and Jung Ho Bae},
  journal={Annals of Otology, Rhinology \& Laryngology},
  pages={205 - 210}
Objectives: We aimed to provide information on the effects of tonsillectomy, in particular, its effects on taste dysfunction; also known as dysgeusia, and provide direction for future research in this area. Methods: We independently searched five databases (PubMed, SCOPUS, Embase, the Web of Science, and the Cochrane database) for related studies published as recently as December 2019. From the included studies, we reviewed the findings on tonsillectomy and taste disturbance through the use of… 

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