Quality of Life After Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery


  • Study type

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 15-008207
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 15-008207

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. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

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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

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Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Janalee Stokken, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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