A case of anosmia and hypogeusia as a complication of propofol
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Anesthetics represent an uncommon cause of taste and smell disorders. We describe a case of anosmia and hypogeusia for 6 weeks after recovery from a uterine curettage operation in a 32-year-old woman. The case is unusual because propofol was the only anesthetic used during surgery and anesthesia. Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed no abnormality. This case may highly suggest that propofol could induce smell and taste disorders.
KeywordsPropofol Anosmia Hypogeusia
WD helped collect the data and write this manuscript. ZL helped write this manuscript. ZX helped write this manuscript. WW helped sort and analyze image data.
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