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Revista de otorrinolaringología y cirugía de cabeza y cuello

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WAISSBLUTH A, Sofía et al. Isolated congenital anosmia: A case report. Rev. Otorrinolaringol. Cir. Cabeza Cuello [online]. 2018, vol.78, n.3, pp.314-317. ISSN 0718-4816.

Disorders of olfaction are common, however, anosmia and hyposmia are not frequently self-reported, and these symptoms can lead to a significant impairment in quality of life. Causes of anosmia can be acquired or congenital, and the prevalence of isolated congenital anosmia is estimated to be 1:10000 in the general population. In these cases, anosmia is the only symptom referred by the patient. We hereby present the case of a 23-year-old male patient, with no prior medical history, diagnosed with isolated congenital anosmia. The findings from the medical history and physical examination, neuroendocrine evaluation, and the use of magnetic resonance imaging of the brain helped reach a final diagnosis.

Keywords : Anosmia; congenital; isolated; olfaction.

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