Fast Five Quiz: Nasal Polyps Surgical Management and Polypectomy

Arlen D. Meyers, MD, MBA

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December 09, 2020

Debridement may decrease intraoperative blood loss. In addition, nasal packing material is recommended to curtail postoperative bleeding from the sinuses and nose.

The advent of a computerized CT tracking system to better define crucial surgical anatomical sites during surgery can be advantageous to help avoid possible complications in selected cases. However, CT-guided surgery is not recommended for all sinus surgery cases; medical judgment and careful patient selection should be utilized.

Cautery is not generally applied during polypectomy; in cases requiring it, extreme caution should be exercised, particularly around the orbit and skull base, to avoid causing an undesirable complication.

Polyps are typically removed from posterior to anterior to counteract the concealing effects of bleeding.

Learn more about key aspects of surgical intervention for nasal polyps.

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