Nose Treatment


Definition: Rhinosporidiosis is a chronic fungal infection of the mucous membrane of the nose and nasopharynx but occasionally involving the lips, palate, uvula, sinuses, larynx and skin.

Antrochoanal Polyps Ethmoidal Polyps
Aetiology Common in children.
Males more commonly affected than females.
Have infective aetiology.
Common in adults.
Both sexes are equally affected.
Have allergic aetiology.
Clinical symptoms Nasal discharge is unilateral, mucopurulent and occasionally blood stained. Nasal discharge is bilateral watery, accompanied by sneezing and epiphora.
Caldwell Luc surgery can be done for patient above 16 years and in case of recurrent Polyps apart from FESS. FESS is the only treatment of choice of recurrent polyposis
Lower chance of recurrence. Recurrence rate is high due to allergic aetiology. Hence, medical follow up and treatment necessary.

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