Nasal polyps are noncancerous growths that develop in the lining of the nasal passages or sinuses. They are typically teardrop-shaped and vary in size. Nasal polyps can occur individually or in clusters and often affect both sides of the nasal passages. Find out more about nasal polyps treatment at NJ ENT and how we can help.
Nasal Polyps Causes
The exact cause of nasal polyps is not fully understood. However, chronic inflammation of the nasal lining and sinuses is believed to play a significant role. Conditions such as allergies, asthma, chronic sinusitis, and certain immune disorders may contribute to the development of nasal polyps.
Symptoms of Nasal Polyps
The presence of nasal polyps can cause a range of symptoms, including:
- Persistent nasal congestion.
- Reduced or loss of sense of smell (anosmia).
- Runny nose or postnasal drip.
- Facial pain or pressure.
- Frequent sinus infections.
If you experience any of these symptoms, contact NJ ENT for a consultation.
Nasal Polyp Treatment
At NJENT, we offer personalized treatment plans to manage nasal polyps effectively. The approach may vary depending on the severity of the symptoms and individual patient factors. Some common treatment options include:
- Medications: Nasal corticosteroid sprays can help reduce inflammation and shrink nasal polyps. Oral corticosteroids or other medications may be prescribed to control inflammation and manage symptoms.
- Nasal Irrigation: Saline nasal irrigation can help flush out mucus and allergens, reducing nasal congestion and improving symptoms.
- Allergy Management: If allergies contribute to nasal polyps, identifying and managing allergens through avoidance measures or allergy shots may be recommended.
- Surgical Intervention: In cases where conservative treatments do not provide sufficient relief, surgery may be considered. Endoscopic sinus surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that involves removing nasal polyps and improving sinus drainage.
Nasal Polyps Surgery
Endoscopic sinus surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that is commonly performed to remove nasal polyps and improve sinus drainage. It involves the use of an endoscope, which is a thin, flexible tube with a light and camera on the end. We insert the endoscope into the nasal passages, allowing for a detailed visualization of the sinuses. With this clear view, the surgeon can precisely locate and remove the nasal polyps using specialized surgical instruments.
This procedure aims to alleviate symptoms caused by nasal polyps, such as persistent congestion, difficulty breathing, and recurrent sinus infections. Endoscopic sinus surgery is generally well-tolerated and has a shorter recovery time compared to traditional open surgeries. It can provide long-term relief and improved quality of life for individuals with nasal polyps. If you are experiencing symptoms related to nasal polyps, consulting with an experienced ear, nose, and throat specialist is crucial to determine if endoscopic sinus surgery is an appropriate treatment option for you.
How We Can Help
The New Jersey Ear, Nose, and Throat Center team has performed thousands of procedures and has the experience to provide you with exceptional care. We use the latest technology and techniques to ensure that you receive the best possible outcome. Our doctors are experts in their field specializing in ENT procedures and surgeries.