Fast Five Quiz: Nasal Polyps Surgical Management and Polypectomy

Arlen D. Meyers, MD, MBA


December 09, 2020

The goal of endoscopic sinus surgery is to remove diseased tissue (polyps) and provide sufficient sinus aeration in order to prevent recurrence. However, successful disease control is variable owing to the persistent presence of the underlying mechanism giving rise to the polypoid mucosa. Thus, even with surgical intervention, future recurrence of polyp formation is still possible.

Nasal polypectomy is contraindicated in patients with asymptomatic disease or with significant comorbidities, such as cardiac and pulmonary disease, significant bleeding disorders, or poorly controlled diabetes or asthma.

Learn more about surgical intervention for nasal polyps.


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