State of the art treatment of nasal polyposis

Rony K. Aouad, Alexander G. Chiu

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Abstract

Background: Nasal polyposis represents the end point of multiple inflammatory pathways and controversy continues as to the exact roles of medical and surgical approaches in the management of nasal polyposis. Methods: A combination of both is often required to manage polyps adequately with surgery and intranasal steroids remaining the mainstay of therapy. Results: Fortunately, new technological advances are making surgery safer and more efficient. In the postoperative period, debridement is effective in reducing the formation of adhesions, and topical medications may play a beneficial role in preventing polyp reformation. Conclusion: Additional investigations into the optimal perioperative medical management is needed to ensure optimal surgical outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)291-298
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal of Rhinology and Allergy
Volume25
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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