Nasal Polyps block airflow, transmission of smell and sinus drainage, decreasing the quality of life for the affected patient.
Often patients suffering from these symptoms have tried multiple medications(steroids, sprays, antibiotics) without success, and have decided to “live with” their symptoms. One reason medications may not yield relief is the volume of nasal polyps is so great, it is difficult for medication to penetrate.
Proper ENT examination can result in accurate location of the polyp disease and allow for precise treatment. For example, in office CT scans shown above reveal a normal patient on the left with no evidence of nasal polyps; the patient on the right has significant polyp disease noted by the grey areas in the sinus region.
The mainstay of treatment when medication has failed is surgical removal of the obstructing polyps followed by proper medication to prevent recurrence.
If you feel you have symptoms similar to those discussed above, feel free to contact us for further assessment and treatment.