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March 1998

Imaging Quiz Case 1

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Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1998;124(3):340-343. doi:10.1001/archotol.124.3.340

A 12-YEAR-OLD boy was referred to the pediatric otolaryngology outpatient clinic owing to the absence of the sense of smell. He and his parents denied any history of recent upper respiratory tract infection, head trauma, or any chronic disease. The findings of an examination of the nasal cavity, nasopharynx, and oropharynx were unremarkable. Radiologic workup included Caldwell and Water sinus views, which revealed no abnormalities, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain (Figure 1 and Figure 2).