Taste disorders after tonsillectomy: a long-term follow-up

Heiser, Clemens; Landis, Basile N; Giger, Roland; Cao Van, Helene; Guinand, Nils; Hörmann, Karl; Stuck, Boris A (2012). Taste disorders after tonsillectomy: a long-term follow-up. Laryngoscope, 122(6), pp. 1265-6. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley-Blackwell 10.1002/lary.23270

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In a former study, taste disturbances after tonsillectomy seemed to be more frequent than expected. Eight percent of patients reported subjective taste disorders 6 months after tonsillectomy. Fifteen patients from the initial trial, who reported taste disorders after tonsillectomy, were contacted again for this long-term follow-up. A telephone interview using the same questionnaire addressing the current self-estimate of taste function was performed. At 32 ± 10 months following surgery, two (0.9%) patients still reported suffering from taste disturbance. This long-term follow-up study shows that dysgeusia following tonsillectomy occurs in approximately 1% of patients. These data should be considered when patients are informed about complications after tonsillectomy.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders (ENT)

UniBE Contributor:

Giger, Roland

ISSN:

0023-852X

Publisher:

Wiley-Blackwell

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:38

Last Modified:

17 Mar 2015 21:31

Publisher DOI:

10.1002/lary.23270

PubMed ID:

22460623

Web of Science ID:

000304711000015

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/15564 (FactScience: 222943)

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