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Definition of «Nasal polyps»

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Nasal polyps: Benign growths that originate in the mucous membranes lining the nasal passages or paranasal sinuses. Polyps are believed to arise in the nasal mucosa as a result of chronic inflammation. Up to 4% of adults have nasal polyps; they can also occur in children, particularly those with chronic respiratory conditions such as cystic fibrosis. Symptoms include postnasal drainage, snoring, headaches, sinusitis, and a reduced sense of smell and taste. Therapy can include oral and topical steroid medications or surgical removal.

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    Nasal polyps — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes, treatment of these noncancerous nasal growths. Includes illustrations.

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    Nasal polyps are non-cancerous growths occurring in the nose or sinuses. This article provides information on the problems they cause and the treatments available.

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    Broadly defined, nasal polyps are abnormal lesions that originate from any portion of the nasal mucosa or paranasal sinuses.

  • Nasal Polyps - Allergies -- Allergy

    Nasal polyps are growths inside the sinuses and nasal passages that can occur with allergic rhinitis and sinusitis, along with many other respiratory diseases.

  • Nasal polyps - PubMed Health - National Center for ...

    Nasal polyps are sac-like growths of inflamed tissue lining the nose (nasal mucosa) or sinuses. See also: Sinusitis

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