Nonsurgical Treatment of Nasal Polyps Questions & Answers

Updated: Oct 15, 2019
  • Author: Sanford M Archer, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is nasal polyposis?

What are the signs and symptoms of nasal polyposis?

How is nasal polyposis diagnosed?

What is the role of oral corticosteroids in the treatment of nasal polyposis?

What is the pathophysiology of nasal polyposis?

What is the US prevalence of nasal polyposis?

What is the morbidity associated with nasal polyposis?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of nasal polyposis?

Which physical exam findings are characteristic of nasal polyposis?

What causes nasal polyposis?

DDX

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of nasal polyposis?

What are the differential diagnoses for Nonsurgical Treatment of Nasal Polyps?

Workup

What is the role of allergy testing in the workup of nasal polyposis?

What additional tests should children be given following a diagnosis of nasal polyposis?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup for nasal polyposis?

What is the role of nasal endoscopy in the workup for nasal polyposis?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of nasal polyposis?

Treatment

How is nasal polyposis treated?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with nasal polyposis?

Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of nasal polyposis?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of nasal polyposis?

Which medications in the drug class Interleukin inhibitors are used in the treatment of Nonsurgical Treatment of Nasal Polyps?

Which medications in the drug class Leukotriene receptor antagonists are used in the treatment of Nonsurgical Treatment of Nasal Polyps?

Which medications in the drug class Topical nasal corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Nonsurgical Treatment of Nasal Polyps?

Which medications in the drug class Oral corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Nonsurgical Treatment of Nasal Polyps?

Follow-up

When is surgery indicated for the treatment of nasal polyposis?

What is included in the long-term monitoring of nasal polyposis?

What are the possible complications of nasal polyposis?

What is the prognosis for nasal polyposis?

What is included in patient education about nasal polyposis?