management

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The management of nasal polyps entails:

  • test for allergy and advise appropriately
  • in children, exclude cystic fibrosis by a sweat test, and a meningocoele by CT
  • biopsy a unilateral polyp to exclude neoplasia
  • decide upon:
    • medical management - topical or systemic steroids
    • surgery - nasal polypectomy or ethmoidectomy

Last reviewed 01/2018

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