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Constant smoke like smell at the back of nose since meningioma removal. Cause and remedy?

I have not had a sense of taste or smell for about 10 years and was always told it was from allergies which constantly affected my sinus . It wasnt until August 2012 it was discovered i had a brain tumor . The very large Meningioma (6cm) was removed 6 weeks ago (oldfactory groove) and i have had no issues whatsoever until the last week or so. I now i have a constant smoke like smell in the back of my nose which is really stressing me. I was hoping that the removal of the tumor may have miraculously brought back my taste but the nurosurgeon said it was highly unlikely. What could this be and how can i get rid of it.
Asked On : Mon, 28 Jan 2013
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Radiologist 's  Response
May 2014
Thanks for writing in.

Since you have said that the meningioma was in the olfactory groove and 6 cms in size, there must have been some involvement of the olfactory tract.
During the tumor removal, there must be some olfactory stimulation and that is the cause of the constant smell.

In some cases it can disappear after a while, and for few patients it can remain for a long time. This is a harmless condition.

Hope this helps.
Answered: Sun, 7 Jul 2013
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