Loss of smell can result from a physical blockage of the nose or from damage to the olfactory area or the nerve. Patients with a deviated septum or with allergies may have nasal obstruction which prevents odors from getting to the olfactory area. Nasal polyps, small non-cancerous growths in the nose, can also block smells from entering the nose . Very rarely, loss of smell can come from benign or malignant tumors in the nose.
Losing the sense of smell can be very depressing and isolating.Most patients who complain of a loss of taste actually suffer from a loss of smell.
Here such a patient undergoes removal of Nasal Polyps.
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