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.
E. A. Veenker, F. A. Catalanatto, J. W. Werning. 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