Acta Scientific Otolaryngology (ASOL) (ISSN: 2582-5550)

Case Report Volume 4 Issue 6

Sphenochoanal Polyp: A Case Report with a Rare Mimicking Entity

Thapa Suman*

Consultant, Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Nisarga Hospital, Nepal

*Corresponding Author: Thapa Suman, Consultant, Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Nisarga Hospital, Nepal.

Received: May 02, 2022; Published: May 18, 2022


Sphenochoanal polyp (SCP) are rare entities sharing similar symptoms to ethmoidal and antrochoanal polyp and therefore likely to get confused. Diagnosis is based on the clinical and radiological parameters. Using nasal endoscopy to identify the spheno-ethmoidal recess with stalk of the polyp passing through and imaging (CT/MRI) to look for sphenoid opacity, widened spheno-ethmoidal recess and a clear maxillary sinus, are the reliable parameters favouring SCP. Proper identification of SCP will not only allow us to avoid unnecessary exploration and reduce complications but also provide a complete clearance thereby reducing the recurrence rates.

Keywords: Sphenochoanal Polyp; Spheno-ethmoidal Recess; Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery; Computed Tomography


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Citation: Thapa Suman. “Sphenochoanal Polyp: A Case Report with a Rare Mimicking Entity".Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 4.6 (2022): 47-49 .


Copyright: © 2022 Thapa Suman. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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