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Nasal polyps


Nasal polyps are not tumours. They are swellings inside the nasal cavity, like pressed grapes, caused by local inflammation. Among various possible causes, the most widely known are allergy, infection by bacteria or fungi, and obstruction of the sinuses. Genetic factors appear to play a significant role.

Polyp masses cause obstruction, and this in turn is the cause of most problems and symptoms, which bring the patient to the doctor. Obstruction of the nostrils cause difficulty in breathing through the nose and disorders of smell and taste. Obstruction of the openings of the sinuses cause secondary infections, known as sinusitis (e.g. maxillary or frontal sinusitis).