Calcification of the Olfactory Bulbs in Three Patients with Hyposmia

Stacey L. Ishman, Todd A. Loehrl, Michelle M. Smith

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An estimated two million Americans suffer from chemosensory disorders. We present the clinical and imaging findings in three hyposmic patients with bilateral olfactory bulb calcification detected by CT. To our knowledge, these are the first cases of olfactory bulb calcification reported in the literature. A review of the literature concerning calcification of cranial nerves, olfactory neuritis, and the potential etiology and clinical significance of olfactory bulb calcification in our patients is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2097-2101
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Issue number10
StatePublished - Nov 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology


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