Management of nasal polyposis
C. Bachert *, T. Robillard ** *Dept of Otorhinolaryngology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent; **Dept of Otorhinolaryngology, Clinique Ste Elisabeth, Namur
Modified from and based on: W Fokkens, V Lund, C Bachert et al. EAACI Position Paper on Rhinosinusitis and Nasal Polyposis. Rhinology 2005; 18: 1-87
Guidelines; nasal polyposis; management
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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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Management of nasal polyposis