Chronic inflammatory lesion of nasal mucosa
Arise from ethmoidal cells but can arise from maxillary sinus mucosa although less common
Appearance of edematous pedunculated mass in the n...
Inability to breathe through nose
Facial pain/pressure over the middle third of the face
In some cases, there may be n...
Goal is to reduce the size or eliminate nasal polyps because they can obstruct the nasal cavity and impair sense of smell, restrict breathing ability through nose, and obstruct drainage of s...
Acute/chronic sinus infection
Use of intranasal corticosteroids after polyp removal surgery has shown effectiveness against recurrence.
Recurrence twice as likely in those with asthma
Bachert C. Evidence-based management of nasal polyposis by intranasal corticosteroids: from the cause to the clinic. Int Arch Allergy Immunol. 2011;155(4):309–321. [View Abstr...
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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