Chronic benign inflammatory lesion of nasal mucosa
Arise from ethmoidal cells but can arise from maxillary sinus mucosa although less common
Appearance of edematous pedunculated mass i...
Recurrence up to ~40% (1)
Use of intranasal corticosteroids after polyp removal surgery has shown effectiveness against recurrence.
Recurrence twice as likely in those with asthma
J33.9 Nasal polyp, unspecified
J33.0 Polyp of nasal cavity
J33.8 Other polyp of sinus
J33.1 Polypoid sinus degeneration
471.9 Unspecified nasal polyp
471.0 Polyp of nasal cavity
471.8 Other p...
Intranasal corticosteroid use has been demonstrated to reduce polyp size and recurrence as well as to improve nasal congestion.
Short-course oral corticosteroids and/or doxycycline may ...
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FIG. 15.19. Nasal polyp.