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Dr. Zara Patel on the BackTable ENT Podcast

Dr. Zara Patel

Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Surgeon

Dr. Zara Patel is director of endoscopic skull base surgery and a professor of otolaryngology and neurosurgery at Stanford in California.

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Ep 122 Evaluation & Management of Patients with Olfactory Dysfunction with Dr. Zara Patel
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Podcasts Featuring Dr. Zara Patel

Episode #122


In this episode of BackTable ENT, Dr. Zara Patel, director of endoscopic skull base surgery and professor of otolaryngology at Stanford, joins Dr. Shah to discuss the physiology behind olfactory dysfunction and evidence-based cutting-edge therapies.

Articles Featuring Dr. Zara Patel

Diagnosing Loss of Smell: Medical History, Testing & Imaging

Loss of smell can arise from many different etiologies, including post-viral, traumatic, and vascular. Clinicians who treat patients with smell loss shouldn’t miss this high-yield article, which reviews causes and workup of smell loss.

Olfactory retraining is an underutilized tool for patients with loss of smell.

When considering treatment for loss of smell, it can be difficult to identify evidence-based interventions that provide the best chance of helping patients regain olfactory function. Join BackTable ENT and leading expert in olfactory disorders, Dr. Zara Patel, to review current and emerging therapies for loss of smell, including smell retraining therapy, nutritional supplements, and platelet-rich plasma therapy.

Causes for olfactory dysfunction include viral infection, trauma, and toxic medications.

Olfactory dysfunction encompasses disturbances in smell, ranging from smell distortion to anosmia (total loss of smell). Learn what olfactory dysfunction is, testing, symptoms, and causes in this article.

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