Nasal Polyps

White / gray growths in the nose.
  • Maybe visible by direct vision
  • If large, may cause bulging of nose externally
  • May be too internal to be visualized on exam
Easily seen on non-contrast sinus CT
  • Order CT on pts with non-resolving nasal congestion despite Nasal Steroid + non-sedating Antihistamine
Consider Triad: Nasal Polyps + Asthma + Aspirin Hypersensitivity
  • Warn asthmatic with nasal polyps re potential aspirin / NSAID allergy (fatalities have occurred)

See posting Nasal Congestion.

Pictures (same as in Blog)

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