Often associated with allergies or asthma, nasal polyps may cause no symptoms, but as opposed to small nasal polyps which may require no treatment, larger nasal polyps can block normal drainage from the sinuses leading to infection. Because they have a tendency to reoccur after treatment continued medical intervention is often required.
Nasal polyposis is an inflammatory condition of unknown etiology. They are the most common tumours of the nasal cavity. Approximately 30% of patients with nasal polyps test positive for environmental allergies. The prevalence of nasal polyps is increased in children with cystic fibrosis and persons with known aspirin hypersensitivity.
Olfaction and nasal obstruction are the most important considerations in terms of symptoms.
Nasal Polyps - common teardrop shaped growths that form in the nose or sinuses.