Poliklinika Nikodijevic Lazarevac, Serbia
*Corresponding Author: Tijana Dragi, Poliklinika Nikodijevic Lazarevac, Serbia.
Received: November 20, 2019; Published: January 07, 2020
Antrochoanal polyps (ACPs) are benign polypoid lesions arising from the maxillary antrum with extending to the choana. They occur more commonly in children and young adults, and they are mostly unilateral. The etiopathogenesis of ACPs is not clear. Nasal obstruction and nasal drainage are the most common presenting symptoms. The differential diagnosis should include the causes of unilateral nasal obstruction. Nasal endoscopy and computed tomography scans are the main diagnostic techniques, and the treatment of ACPs is always surgical. Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) and powered instrumentation during FESS for complete removal of ACPs are extremely safe and effective procedures. Physicians should focus on detecting the exact origin and extent of the polyp to prevent recurrence.
Citation: Tijana Dragic. “Evaluation and Management of Antrochoanal Polyps as a Case Report". Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 2.1 (2020): 12-14.
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