Nasal Polyps

By | 14th May 2012


Definition

Nasal polyps are non-neoplastic masses of edematous nasal or sinus mucosa

Incidence

Approx 1-2 percent in general population

Classification

Nasal polyps are classified into 2 main categories.

Ethmoidal polyp

There is edematous hypertrophy of submucosa with loose fibrous stroma.

Antrocoanal polyp

This polyp arises from the mucosa of maxillary antrum near its accessory ostium, comes out and grows in choana and nasal cavity 

Prevention of recurrence of nasal polyp

 

Identify the underlying cause  of polyps and treat it accordingly.

 

Complication of nasal polyp

 

Nasal obstruction,  Insomnia, Sinusitis,   Respiratory tract infections,    Broadening of nose

 

Points to remember

 

Differential diagnosis

 

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