The researchers investigated the association between histopathologic characteristics, such as inflammation, in sinus tissue of patients with chronic rhinosinusitis and levels of air pollution and ozone exposure.
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?