In this Q&A, Edward Kuan, MD, answers our questions about nasal polyps, including their clinical characteristics, prevalence, surgery recommendations, and recurrence rates.
The nomogram was developed with data from 96 patients who had surgery earlier in the study period and was validated with data from 62 patients who had surgery later in the period, after the nomogram was developed.
Diagnosis of nasal polyps is often accomplished using a combination of history, nasal examination, and a sinus computed tomography (CT) scan. What symptoms in a patient’s history most strongly suggest the presence of nasal polyps?
The double-blind, phase 3 SYNAPSE trial included 407 patients from 93 sites in 11 countries. Participants were adults with recurrent, refractory, severe, bilateral nasal polyp symptoms who, despite standard-of-care treatment, were eligible for repeat nasal surgery and who had undergone at least 1 nasal surgery in the past 10 years.
An 11-year-old boy presented to the pediatric emergency department with a concern of a possible foreign body in the left nostril, with blockage of the left nasal cavity, for the past 2 weeks.
Adherence to Intranasal Corticosteroids Is Low in Patients With Chronic Rhinosinusitis and Nasal Polyps
A small retrospective, observational study investigated whether patients with CRSwNP diagnosed via nasal endoscopy adhered to their intranasal corticosteroid prescriptions.
The American Academy of Otolaryngology and the American Academy of Family Practice recommend obtaining a thorough history, conducting a nasal examination, and administering a sinus computed tomography scan to diagnose nasal polyps. Do you know the specifications for the sinus scan?
While the exact etiology of nasal polyps is unknown, research has suggested a few causes. What are your thoughts about the etiology?
In a recent study, researchers examined how routine tissue sampling following sinus surgery may be useful for the diagnosis and treatment of bilateral nasal polyposis.
Asthma occurs in approximately what percentage of patients with chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps?