Anosmia, or the loss of one’s sense of smell is an oddball disorder, but is surprisingly common. The loss of the critical sense of smell would seemingly be more likely to be caused by a brain disorder or sinus problems can be caused by traumatic brain injury. Traumatic brain injury is in fact the cause in 30% of the cases of anosmia. Who knew?
A simple concussion can be sufficient to trigger the severing of the olfactory nerves causing a total loss of the sense of smell. Obviously, traumatic brain injury would be enough to cause it as well.
Other possible causes are the results of either surgical accident or negligent brain surgery.
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