Quality of Life After Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery


About this study

The goal of this study is to determine the olfactory outcomes and quality of life outcomes associated with cautery upper limb vs cold knife upper limb nasal septal incision.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients that are greater than 18 years of age
  • Undergoing an endoscopic skull base surgery requiring a nasoseptal flap or rescue flap

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • International patients
  • Patients with a history of chronic rhinosinusitis
  • Baseline anosmia (loss of smell)
  • Recreational nasal drug use
  • smoking
  • Neurodegenerative disease

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Janalee Stokken, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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