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Oral Presentations: American Head and Neck Society
August 2006

S106 Retronasal and Orthonasal Olfactory Ability After Laryngectomy

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006;132(8):862. doi:10.1001/archotol.132.8.862-b

Objective: To characterize orthonasal and retronasal olfactory ability in patients who have had a total laryngectomy (TL).

Design: Prospective psychophysical evaluation of orthonasal and retronasal olfactory function.

Setting: Academic center outpatient clinic.

Patients: Volunteer sample of 36 laryngectomized subjects 0.5 to 25 years after TL (median, 3.5 years) and 36 age-, gender-, and smoking history–matched controls.

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