Карточка-задание по английскому языку на тему «MEDICAL WRITING: CASE ABSTRACT_104»
«MEDICAL WRITING: CASE ABSTRACT_104»
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Recovery of olfactory
function after nine years of post-traumatic anosmia: a case report
Olfactory loss due to head trauma
is a common condition. Depending on the severity of the head trauma, anosmia
might occur in up to 30% of patients. The period of time until recovery has
been reported to be a couple of months in most cases. However, recovery from
post-traumatic olfactory loss might occur much later. We present a rare case of
recovery from anosmia nine years after the initial trauma.
We report the case of a 54-year-old
Caucasian man who suffered complete anosmia from a severe car accident. Smell
function as well as flavor perception during eating and drinking were also
completely lost. After nine years, the patient had his first olfactory
impressions, with his sense of smell gradually improving over a period of three
years. We confirmed recovery of olfactory function using psychophysical and
In most cases, recovery of smell
function occurs relatively soon after the head trauma and seems to rarely occur
more than two years after the incident. However, patients should be informed
that there is a small chance of recovery a long time after the trauma.
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