Fast Five Quiz: Nasal Polyps Presentation and Diagnosis

Arlen D. Meyers, MD, MBA


December 29, 2020

Intranasal examination may reveal nasal polyps originating in the ethmoid region, specifically from the maxillary sinus ostium (antral choanal polyps), the turbinates, or the septum. If adequately visible, views of the middle meatus can show whether there is adequate pathology to warrant ordering CT of the sinuses, as opposed to performing a rigid or flexible endoscopic procedure. However, intranasal examination may be problematic in the presence of obstructing polyps. In such cases, nasal endoscopy may be helpful for the diagnosis and evaluation of nasal polyps.

Learn more about the physical examination of patients with nasal polyps.


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