Pediatric Nasal Polyps Questions & Answers

Updated: Mar 08, 2021
  • Author: John E McClay, MD; Chief Editor: Ravindhra G Elluru, MD, PhD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What are nasal polyps?

What is the pathophysiology of nasal polyps?

What causes nasal polyps?

What is the US prevalence of nasal polyps?

Which patient groups have the highest prevalence of nasal polyps?

What is the prognosis of nasal polyps?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of nasal polyps?

Which physical exam findings are characteristic of nasal polyps?

What is included in the physical exam to evaluate nasal polyps?

What is the most common location of benign nasal polyps?

How is an exam for nasal polyps conducted in pediatric patients?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Pediatric Nasal Polyps?

Workup

What is the role of lab tests in the workup of pediatric nasal polyps?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of pediatric nasal polyps?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of pediatric nasal polyps?

Which chemical mediators are found in pediatric nasal polyps?

How are pediatric nasal polyps staged?

Treatment

How are pediatric nasal polyps treated?

What is the role of corticosteroids in the treatment of pediatric nasal polyps?

What is the role of leukotriene receptor antagonists in the treatment of pediatric nasal polyps?

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

What are the possible complications of pediatric nasal polyps?

Which activity modifications are used in the treatment of pediatric nasal polyps?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with nasal polyps?

What is included in long-term monitoring of pediatric nasal polyps?

Medications

Which medications in the drug class Leukotriene Receptor Antagonists are used in the treatment of Pediatric Nasal Polyps?

Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids, Intranasal are used in the treatment of Pediatric Nasal Polyps?

Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Pediatric Nasal Polyps?