Endoscopic view of an inferior meatal polyp

March 18, 2014
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Rhinoscopic Clinic

Most polyps in the nasal cavity develop from the mucosa of the anterior ethmoid sinus, the contact areas of the uncinate process, and the middle turbinate so that they are observed in the middle meatus.

A 17-year-old man with a 2-year history of slowly progressive, left-sided nasal obstruction and intermittent mucopurulent rhinorrhea in both nasal cavities was referred to our hospital. He denied any history of underlying systemic disease, trauma, or nasal surgery. Nasal endoscopy showed a polypoid nasal mass obstructing the left inferior meatus (IM) (figure 1, A) and abundant mucopurulent rhinorrhea in both middle meatuses. An allergic skin test showed negative results.

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