Olfaction and CSF Leak

Carl Philpott, Naif Alotaibi, Philippe Rombaux

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This chapter will consider olfaction in relation to CSF leaks and look at the various skull bases causes for CSF leaks and their bearing on olfaction. In terms of operative intervention, this chapter will examine the effect of skull base reconstruction on olfaction, the effect of different reconstructive materials on olfaction (flaps, grafts, synthetic materials, bone, cartilage, and others and preoperative patient counselling regarding olfaction in skull base reconstruction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCSF Rhinorrhea
Subtitle of host publicationPathophysiology, Diagnosis and Skull Base Reconstruction
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9783030947811
ISBN (Print)9783030947804
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2022


  • CSF rhinorrhoea
  • Olfaction
  • Olfactory disorders
  • Reconstruction
  • Skull base surgery

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