Nasal cavity
Inflammatory / infectious lesion
Nasal polyps

Authors: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 1 June 2016, last major update November 2004

Copyright: (c) 2004-2016,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Nasal polyps nasal cavity

Related topics: Angiectatic, Antrochoanal, Atypical stromal cells, Cystic fibrosis, Inflammatory
Cite this page: Nasal polyps. website. Accessed April 26th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Common; not neoplastic, but may fill entire nasal cavity or extend into cranial cavity or orbit
  • In children, must rule out cystic fibrosis
  • Often recur due to persistence of causative factors
Clinical images

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Endoscopic images:

Gelatinous polyp

Large polyp extending into oropharynx

Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Edematous lamina propria with variable inflammatory infiltrate including eosinophils
  • Subtypes include angiectatic (angiomatous), cystic, edematous, fibrous, glandular