Effects of cisplatin on olfactory function in cancer patients

A. Yakirevitch, Y. P. Talmi, Y. Baram, R. Weitzen, M. R. Pfeffer*

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A prospective analysis of olfaction was performed in 21 patients receiving cisplatin. A reduction in olfactory function was noted in only one patient. Hearing impairment was documented in nine patients, none of whom had impaired sense of smell. We conclude that cisplatin has no major deleterious effect on olfactory function at doses which cause hearing impairment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1611-1613
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Cancer
Issue number9
StatePublished - 9 May 2005


  • Cisplatin
  • Olfaction
  • Smell


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