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A 20-year-old man comes to the physician stating ...

Olfactory

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submitted by hayayah(217),

A fractured cribriform plate (anterior skull trauma) can result in leaking of cerebrospinal fluid into the nose and loss of sense of smell. Smell plays a large role in the perception of taste. So, in practice, a patient may complain of loss of taste rather than of smell.