Physiologic/Functional Changes

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Smelling: Following a tracheostomy, many patients report not being able to smell as they did before. The sense of smell, or olfaction, remains intact as there is no impact from the surgery to the nerves of olfaction that allow for smelling scents, aromas and odors. What has changed, however, is the pathway of airflow during respiration. Prior to the tracheostomy, air would flow into the body through the nose and mouth.

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