Nasal polyps are soft, sac-like growths arising from the lining of the nose or sinuses.
Nasal polyps can grow anywhere on the lining of the nose or the sinuses. They often grow where the sinuses open into the nasal cavity. Small polyps may not cause any problems. Large polyps can block your sinuses or nasal airway.
Nasal polyps are not cancer. They seem to grow due to long-term swelling and irritation in the nose from allergies, asthma, or infection.
If you have any of the following conditions, you may be more likely to get nasal polyps:
If you have small polyps, you may not have any symptoms. If polyps block nasal passages then the nasal airway becomes congested or obstructed. If polyps block sinus openings, a sinus infection can develop.
Dr. Weiss will thoroughly evaluate your nasal and sinus cavities during your consultation. He may perform an in office CT scan of your sinuses or a sinus endoscopy, or both.
If medicines don't work, or you have very large polyps, you may need surgery to remove them.
Endoscopic sinus surgery is often used to treat polyps. Dr. Weiss routinely performs this surgery in an outpatient setting. Sometimes, polyps come back, even after surgery. Ongoing medical management is required to prevent their reoccurrence.
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