The vomeronasal (Jacobson's) organ in adult humans: frequency of occurrence and enzymatic study.

@article{Gaafar1998TheV,
  title={The vomeronasal (Jacobson's) organ in adult humans: frequency of occurrence and enzymatic study.},
  author={Hazem A Gaafar and Azza Abdel Gawad Tantawy and Anastasios Melis and D M Hennawy and Hassan Shehata},
  journal={Acta oto-laryngologica},
  year={1998},
  volume={118 3},
  pages={
          409-12
        }
}
The vomeronasal system in adult humans has commonly been regarded as absent or vestigial, but recently it was found to be more common than previously reported. In this study, a search for the frequency of occurrence of the vomeronasal organ (VNO) was performed by examining the nasal septae of 200 adult patients. The frequency of occurrence was found to vary according to the method of examination. By anterior rhinoscopy, large pits and even deep grooves lined by glistening mucosa were visible in… CONTINUE READING
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