Nasal polyps

Russell A. Settipane, Anju T. Peters, Alexander G. Chiu

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Nasal polyps occur in 1-4% of the population, usually occurring in the setting of an underlying local or systemic disease. The most common associated condition is chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). A high prevalence of nasal polyps is also seen in allergic fungal rhinosinusitis, aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease, Churg-Strauss syndrome, and cystic fibrosis. In the setting of CRS, nasal polyps are not likely to be cured by either medical or surgical therapy; however, control is generally attainable. The best medical evidence supports the use of intranasal corticosteroids for maintenance therapy and short courses of oral corticosteroids for exacerbations. The evidence for short- and long-term antibiotics is much less robust. For patients with symptomatic nasal polyposis nonresponsive to medical therapies, functional endoscopic sinus surgery provides an adjunctive therapeutic option.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S20-S25
JournalAmerican Journal of Rhinology and Allergy
Issue numberSUPPL.1
StatePublished - 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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