Columbus, Ohio 43210


The purpose of this study is to compare a subject's sense of smell before and after endoscopic endonasal surgery to remove a skull base abnormality (i.e. tumor, inflammatory process, fracture, defect, etc.) and use the information collected to validate approaches to surgery that will minimize side effects to the sense of smell function. Data will be collected using a smell identification test along with two questionnaires. In addition, demographic, medical history, treatment, outcome, and follow-up information will be collected.


Inclusion Criteria: - Patients presenting with skull base pathologies requiring endonasal surgery at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center - 18 years or older - Able to consent for self - Negative serum pregnancy test for women of childbearing potential Exclusion Criteria: - Patient unable to return to clinic at specific follow-up times - Pregnant or nursing - Prisoners



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Ricardo Carrau, MD
Ohio State University

Amanda McGill, MA
Phone: 614-685-8622

Backup Contact:


Location Contact:

Columbus, Ohio 43210
United States

Amanda McGill, MS
Phone: 614-685-8622

Site Status: Recruiting

Data Source:

Date Processed: November 18, 2019

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