B-ENT

Management of nasal polyposis

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, Clinique et Maternité Sainte-Elisabeth, Namur

B-ENT 2005; 1: Supplement 77-86
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These guidelines are modified from the recent EAACI Position Paper. Nasal polyposis is characterized by an inflammatory process, the factors of which are summarized. Recently, Staphylococcus aureus enterotoxins have been identified to modify the disease. A classification system for polyps, grading systems and epidemiologic data are given, frequent comorbidities are discussed. The diagnostic management is based on endoscopy and CT scanning. A score of severity is proposed. The therapeutic management consists of the medical treatment options, which are given with evidence-based recommendations. Surgical treatment is indicated after failure of medical treatment and commonly performed by endoscopy. Nevertheless medical

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