Olfaction following total laryngectomy

Ward, Elizabeth, Rumbach, Anna and van As-Brooks, Corina J. (2012) Olfaction following total laryngectomy. Journal of Laryngology and Voice, 2 1: 10-20. doi:10.4103/2230-9748.94728

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Author Ward, Elizabeth
Rumbach, Anna
van As-Brooks, Corina J.
Title Olfaction following total laryngectomy
Journal name Journal of Laryngology and Voice   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2230-9748
Publication date 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.4103/2230-9748.94728
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 2
Issue 1
Start page 10
End page 20
Total pages 11
Place of publication Maharastra, India
Publisher Medknow Publications and Media
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract Total laryngectomy (TL) results in the complete disconnection of the upper and lower respiratory tract, ceasing orthonasal airflow. Hence, olfaction and olfactory acuity are negatively impacted. Prior to the late 1990s, impaired olfaction was simply accepted as a negative consequence of TL surgery. However, a growing body of research conducted within this past decade has demonstrated that rehabilitation is possible with a simple and effective behavioral technique. The current review outlines the literature supporting the negative impact of altered olfaction on quality of life, details of known best practice methods for olfactory assessment both for research and clinical use, and outlines the evidence for interventions known to improve olfactory performance in the TL population. Intervention for olfactory impairment should be part of a holistic, evidence-based rehabilitation process for patients post-laryngectomy.
Keyword Anosmia
Assessment
Hyposmia
Laryngectomy
Nasal Airflow Inducing Maneuver
Olfaction
Rehabilitation
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status UQ

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Created: Wed, 26 Sep 2012, 10:58:50 EST by Professor Elizabeth Ward on behalf of School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences