Nasal polyps

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Nasal polyps

Nasal polyps are sac-like growths in the nasal passages, which is the area of the nose that extends from the nostrils up into the nose. These growths are not cancerous or harmful, but they may lead to problems such as if they become enlarged or if they obstruct the nasal passage. Small polyps may cause no symptoms at all, while large polyps may block drainage and lead to infection. Anyone can have nasal polyps, but they are more common in men and in people over age 40. Children who have nasal polyps should be screened for cystic fibrosis, as nasal polyps are a common finding in this disease. Risk factors for nasal polyps are asthma, sinus infections, presence of a foreign object in the nose, and allergic rhinitis (runny nose caused by allergies).

Symptoms of nasal polyps include nasal congestion, a runny nose, snoring, pain in the upper teeth or face, sneezing, loss of smell (anosmia), reduced sense of smell (hyposmia), itching around the eyes, headache, or infections. Nasal polyps can be diagnosed with a nasal endoscope, which is a lighted tube that is used to look up the nose. Treatment can include medications, such as nasal sprays and allergy medications, or surgery. If you have nasal polyps, talk to your doctor about the most current treatment options.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Nasal polyps" returned 160 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Release of Type 2 Cytokines by Epithelial Cells of Nasal Polyps.
 

Author(s): Monica Boita, Caterina Bucca, Giuseppe Riva, Enrico Heffler, Giovanni Rolla

Journal: J Immunol Res. 2016 ;2016():2643297.

 

Background. T2 inflammation of chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) may be influenced by epithelial cytokines release (TSLP, IL-25, and IL-33). We investigated the release of TSLP, IL-25, and IL-33 by epithelial CRSwNP cells compared to epithelial sinus mucosa cells of ...

Last Updated: 27 Jan 2017

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Is there a role for regenerative medicine in chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps?
 

Author(s): Fabiana C P Valera, Leandra M Endam, Badr Ibrahim, Emmanuelle Brochiero, Martin Y Desrosiers

Journal: Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. ;83(1):1-2.

 

Last Updated: 26 Nov 2016

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The relevance of counseling in patients with nasal polyps.
 

Author(s): M Gelardi, N De Candia, N Quaranta, C Russo, P Pecoraro, M Mancini, P Luperto, G Lombardo, A Macchi, C Bocciolini, A Ciofalo, E De Corso, G Ciprandi

Journal: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital. 2016 Aug;36(4):326-327.

 

Last Updated: 13 Oct 2016

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The terms "Nasal polyps" returned 12 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Chronic Rhinosinusitis without Nasal Polyps.
 

Author(s): Seong Ho Cho, Dae Woo Kim, Philippe Gevaert

Journal: J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. ;4(4):575-82.

 

Chronic rhinosinusitis without nasal polyps (CRSsNP) is more prevalent than chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP). Certain diseases predispose to whereas others are associated with CRSsNP. Predisposing diseases include allergic and nonallergic upper and lower airway diseases, ...

Last Updated: 10 Jul 2016

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Chronic Rhinosinusitis with Nasal Polyps.
 

Author(s): Whitney W Stevens, Robert P Schleimer, Robert C Kern

Journal: J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. ;4(4):565-72.

 

Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) is an important clinical entity diagnosed by the presence of both subjective and objective evidence of chronic sinonasal inflammation. Symptoms include anterior or posterior rhinorrhea, nasal congestion, hyposmia, and/or facial pressure ...

Last Updated: 10 Jul 2016

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The usefulness of routine histopathology of bilateral nasal polyps - a systematic review, meta-analysis, and cost evaluation.
 

Author(s): Jay S M Wong, Stephanie Hoffbauer, David H Yeh, Brian Rotenberg, Michael Gupta, Doron D Sommer

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Controversy regarding the usefulness of routine histopathological examination of bilateral nasal polyps removed during endoscopic sinus surgery to identify occult diagnoses still exists. There is a paucity of high-level evidence in the literature.

Last Updated: 5 Nov 2015

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The Activation of Hippo Pathway in Nasal Polyps
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Nasal Polyps

 

Last Updated: 15 May 2017

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A Controlled Clinical Study of Dupilumab in Patients With Nasal Polyps
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Nasal Polyps

 

Last Updated: 10 Oct 2017

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A Clinical Trial of Omalizumab in Participants With Chronic Rhinosinusitis With Nasal Polyps
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Nasal Polyps, Chronic Rhinosinusitis

 

Last Updated: 20 Nov 2017

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