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Introduction: Two-thirds of patients with COVID-19 developed smell and taste dysfunction, of whom half experienced improvement within the first month. After six months, 5-15% still suffered from significant olfactory dysfunction (OD). Before COVID-19, olfactory training (OT) was proved to be effective in patients with post-infectious OD. Therefore...
Introduction: COVID-19 is causing a wide range of clinical manifestations. Severe complications and long-lasting sequelae have been identified. Thus, olfactory disorders are reported in up to 86% of cases in mild and moderate COVID-19 infections. We present the first study comparing simple and complex post-COVID-19 cases with matched non-COVID-19...
Background and Aim Approximately five percent of the general population are suffering from taste disorders. Usually, subjective loss of taste is caused by smell disorders; thus, isolated loss of the sense of taste is relatively rare. Despite the influence on quality of life, isolated taste disorders (ITD) are sparsely represented in literature and...
Introduction: Chemosensory dysfunction is common. Although patients complain of taste loss, the most common cause of a diminished taste experience is olfactory dysfunction. Methods: Since January 2017, patients with complaints about smell and/or taste loss have been referred to the Flavour Clinic by ear, nose and throat (ENT) practitioners. Prio...
Auricular pseudocyst is a benign idiopathic disease, which typically presents as painless spontaneous swelling over the anterior part of the auricle. It has usually been diagnosed in young healthy male patients. Its aetiology remains unknown, but hypothetically congenital dysplasia or chronic low-grade trauma could be the main causes. We present tw...