Polyp

Acute vocal fold hemorrhage after phonosurgery

July 13, 2014     Joel E. Portnoy, MD; Catherine Capo, BS; Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS
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In this case, the KTP laser was used to vaporize the bilateral vocal fold varicosities.

Endoscopic view of an inferior meatal polyp

March 18, 2014     Jae Hoon Lee, MD
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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.

Eosinophilic otitis media

February 12, 2014     Alejandro Vazquez, MD; Danielle M. Blake, BA; and Robert W. Jyung, MD
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Eosinophilic otitis media is refractory to conventional therapy for otitis media and may lead to severe hearing impairment if not recognized promptly.

Laryngeal tuberculosis: Use of videostroboscopy in diagnosis

February 12, 2014     Michelle Levian, DO; Amy Chapman, MA-SLP; and Reena Gupta, MD
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The diagnosis of laryngeal tuberculosis is often suspected clinically, but in patients with less specific symptoms, flexible laryngoscopy may reveal only an inflammatory picture.

Unusual presentations of choanal polyps: Report of 3 cases

February 12, 2014     Ali Ozdek, MD; Halil Erdem Ozel, MD
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Abstract

Most choanal polyps arise from the maxillary sinus, and they are called antrochoanal polyps. Their typical endoscopic and radiologic appearance makes them easy to diagnose. However, some choanal polyps originate in unusual sites in the paranasal sinuses and nose, such as the sphenoid sinus and the lateral wall of the nose. These polyps usually present unilaterally, although bilateral presentations are possible. We describe 3 cases of atypical choanal polyps: a sphenochoanal polyp, bilateral antrochoanal polyps, and a giant antrochoanal polyp. In each case, nasal endoscopy and computed tomography clinched the diagnosis, and endoscopic surgery was performed to successfully remove the polyp. We discuss the clinical characteristics of these 3 cases.

A case of a nasal polyp originating in the cribriform plate

September 18, 2013     Osman Kursat Arikan, MD; Nuray Bayar Muluk, MD; Ozden Cirpar, MD
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Abstract

Nasal polyps were once believed to originate in sinus cavities, and from there to pass through ostia and into the nasal cavity. However, data gained from subsequent anatomic studies revealed that they can actually originate in numerous locations in the sinonasal area. We report a case of a nasal polyp that originated in the cribriform plate, which is a very rare site of origin for a nasal polyp.

Larynx: Nodules and polyps

September 18, 2013     Lester D.R. Thompson, MD
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Nodules usually affect the anterior to middle thirds of the true vocal folds, and they are nearly always bilateral.

Endoscopic view of an ethmochoanal polyp

July 21, 2013     Jae Hoon Lee, MD
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The main symptom of a choanal polyp is unilateral nasal obstruction. Most of these masses arise from the maxillary sinus.

Endoscopic view of ostial polyps of the maxillary sinus

June 11, 2013     Dewey A. Christmas, MD; Joseph P. Mirante, MD, FACS; and Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS
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Ostial polys in the maxillary sinus can cause recurring maxillary sinus disease by obstructing the ethmoid infundibulum and natural ostium of the maxillary sinus.

Endoscopic view of a septochoanal polyp

April 17, 2013     Jae Hoon Lee, MD
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Most nasal cavity polyps develop from the mucosa of the anterior ethmoid sinus, the contact areas of the uncinate process, and the middle turbinates.

Otic polyp

October 31, 2012     Lester D.R. Thompson, MD
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An uncommon entity, otic polyp arises in response to a long-standing inflammatory or infectious process of the middle ear, most often in young boys.

Osseous metaplasia in a nasal polyp: Report of a rare case and review of the literature

September 7, 2012     Hasan Mercan, MD; Deniz Tuna Edizer, MD; Erkan Kilic, MD; Tugce Esen, MD; Rana Ramazanoglu, MD; Harun Cansiz, MD
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Abstract

Metaplasia is the conversion of one adult tissue or cell type into another tissue or cell type. Although osseous metaplasia has been described in many parts of the body, it is rarely encountered in the head and neck region, especially in nasal polyps. This article reports a case of unilateral sinonasal polyp containing areas of osseous metaplasia in a 44-year-old woman presenting with nasal obstruction. Also included are a brief discussion of osseous metaplasia in the head and neck region and a literature review.

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