[The ENT specialist's responsibility in the diagnosis of the olfactory meningeoma (author's transl)]

HNO. 1982 Feb;30(2):56-9.
[Article in German]


The principal symptoms associate with olfactory groove meningeomas are anosmia and headache which lead the patient to an ENT specialist. Frontal sinusitis, migraine and neuralgia are the most frequent incorrect diagnosis. Positive radiological changes are found frequently on the plain films of patients with these olfactory tumors, even up to 70% according to the literature. It is important to bear this in mind regarding olfactory groove meningeomas to avoid mistakes in diagnosis.

MeSH terms

  • Brain Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Calcinosis / diagnosis
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Headache / etiology
  • Humans
  • Meningeal Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Meningioma / diagnosis*
  • Olfaction Disorders / etiology
  • Olfactory Bulb* / diagnostic imaging
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed