Return of Olfaction After Gross Total Resection of an Olfactory Groove Meningioma: Case Report
Patients with olfactory groove meningiomas may present with anosmia. Surgery in patients with intact olfaction can also lead to anosmia when the olfactory nerves are sacrificed. Olfaction can be preserved by using the pterional approach and microsurgical technique. To our knowledge, however, the recovery of olfaction after resection of an olfactory groove meningioma has not been reported. We therefore describe a patient who presented with anosmia whose evaluation revealed a large olfactory groove meningioma. She uderwent a bifrontal approach for microsurgical gross bilateral excision of the tumor. At her 6-month follow-up examination, her olfaction, as measured by formal testing, had recoverd.
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Gerber, Mark; Vishteh, A. Giancarlo; and Spetzler, Robert F., "Return of Olfaction After Gross Total Resection of an Olfactory Groove Meningioma: Case Report" (1998). Neurosurgery. 358.