Fast Five Quiz: Nasal Polyps Nonsurgical Management

Arlen D. Meyers, MD, MBA


December 08, 2020

Figure 1. Sagittal CT image of a polypoid density projecting from the maxillary sinus into the nasal cavity/nasopharynx.

About 30% of patients with nasal polyps test positive for environmental allergens. Even when patients are allergic, there is no clinical evidence that shows the management of allergies reduces or eliminates polyps. In most cases, the underlying etiology of nasal polyps is inflammatory; thus, medical management is aimed at nonspecific treatment of this inflammatory disorder.

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