Experiments were performed at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Mainz, Germany.
Lateralized and Bilateral Olfactory Function in Patients With Chronic Sinusitis Compared With Healthy Control Subjects†
Version of Record online: 4 JAN 2009
Copyright © 1998 The Triological Society
Volume 108, Issue 1, pages 111–114, January 1998
How to Cite
Klimek, L., Hummel, T., Moll, B., Kobal, G. and Mann, W. J. (1998), Lateralized and Bilateral Olfactory Function in Patients With Chronic Sinusitis Compared With Healthy Control Subjects. The Laryngoscope, 108: 111–114. doi: 10.1097/00005537-199801000-00021
- Issue online: 4 JAN 2009
- Version of Record online: 4 JAN 2009
- Manuscript Accepted: 1 MAY 1997
Results of this study demonstrated that a new olfactory test, the “Sniffin' Sticks,” can be used to distinguish hyposmic patients with chronic sinusitis (n = 63) from control subjects. Dirhinic testing yielded improved olfactory sensitivity compared with monorhinic testing. However, dirhinic results were not significantly different from results obtained for the best nostril.