Presurgical Olfactory Function as An Indicator of The Outcome of Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery in Chronic Rhinosinusitis with Nasal Polyps

Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol.

This study confirmed that FESS in CRSwNP leads to a significant improvement of both olfaction and disease-specific quality of life. Moreover, preoperative psychophysical assessment of the extent of olfactory dysfunction can help to objectively assess possible risks and expected benefits of the surgery in terms of olfaction and quality of life.