Nasal Polyp Surgery Questions & Answers

Updated: Jan 31, 2019
  • Author: Andrew T Cheng, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is nasal polyposis?

What is the evolution of nasal polyp surgery?

How are nasal polyps diagnosed?

What is the prevalence of nasal polyps?

What causes nasal polyps?

What is the pathophysiology of nasal polyps?

What are the signs and symptoms of nasal polyps?

When is nasal polyp surgery indicated?

What is the anatomy of the paranasal sinuses relevant to nasal polyp surgery?

What are contraindications for nasal polyp surgery?

Workup

Which lab tests are performed in the preoperative workup of nasal polyp surgery?

What is the role of imaging studies in the preoperative workup of nasal polyp surgery?

What is the role of endoscopy in the preoperative workup of nasal polyp surgery?

What are diagnostic procedures in nasal polyp surgery?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of nasal polyp surgery?

When are nasal polyps staged?

Treatment

How are nasal polyps treated medically?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of nasal polyps?

What are is the role of CT scanning in the preoperative planning of nasal polyp surgery?

What is included in patient education about nasal polyp surgery?

How is nasal polyp surgery performed?

What is included in postoperative care following nasal polyp surgery?

What are the guidelines for follow-up care after nasal polyp surgery?

What are the possible complications of nasal polyp surgery?

What is the prognosis of nasal polyp following surgery?

Which treatments are used to decrease the size and formation of nasal polyps prior to surgery?

Which treatments are being investigated for nasal polyps?

What is the role of computer-guided surgery in the treatment of nasal polyps?