Fast Five Quiz: Nasal Polyps Surgical Management and Polypectomy

Arlen D. Meyers, MD, MBA


December 09, 2020

Nasal polyps are benign growths that form on the lining of the nasal passages and sinuses as a result of chronic inflammation. Nasal polyps may occur in association with chronic rhinosinusitis, cystic fibrosis, Kartagener syndrome, Samter triad (asthma, nasal polyposis, and aspirin sensitivity), or as an isolated phenomenon. Common presenting symptoms include nasal obstruction; chronic rhinosinusitis; exacerbation of asthma; and, infrequently, nasal and facial deformity. Bleeding and anosmia also may occur. Nasal polyps have been associated with considerable morbidity, economic costs, and impairment in quality of life. When severe symptoms of obstruction and infection are refractory to medical treatment, surgical intervention may be required.

How much do you know about the surgical management of nasal polyps? Refresh your knowledge with this quick quiz.


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