The role of surgery in the management of phantosmia.

  title={The role of surgery in the management of phantosmia.},
  author={David K. Morrissey and Upasna Pratap and Christopher R. Brown and Peter John Wormald},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  volume={126 3},
INTRODUCTION Phantosmia is the qualitative disorder of olfaction characterized by the perception of odor, usually unpleasant, when there are no odorants present. It may be described as cacosmic (rotten, decayed, fecal), torquosmic (burned, metallic, chemical-like), or mixed. Phantosmia is a relatively uncommon disorder of olfaction and represents around 10% to 20% of olfactory disorders among those complaining of olfactory dysfunction. When present, it may lead to a significant reduction in… CONTINUE READING


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