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Granulomatous Disease of the Nose

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Recurrent polyps are seen in: (DNB June 2011)



A Antrochoanal polyp
B Ethmoidal polyp

C Nasal polyp
D Hypertrophic turbinate

Ans. B Ethmoidal polyp

Ethmoidal Polyps

a. They are mostly seen in adults''

b. Etiology-usual cause of ethmoidal polyps is allergyO

c. "Allergic nasal polyps are rarely, if ever seen in childhood. They are only seen in childhood in association with

d. mucoviscoidosis." -Turner 1 Oth/ed p 373

e. Ethmoidal polyps are also associated with:

o Bronchial asthma

o Aspirin intolerance

o Cystic fibrosis

o Nasal mastocystosis

f. Syndromes like: Kartageners/Young syndrome/Churg-Strauss syndrome

g. It is generally bilateral."

h. Appear as multiple, sessile or pedunculated masses like a bunch of qrapes?

i. Insensitive to touch and do not bleed on probinq.?

j. Recurrence is common after removal.?

- Friends many questions have been asked on differences between ethmoidal polyps and antrochoanal polyps

- And believe me sometimes in exams there is so much mind block that simple questions like this seem confusing. So I am giving you a mnemonic which will help you in remembering the characteristics of ethmoidal polyps.

Ethmoidal Polyps - Features

Mnemonic

Adult BMR

Adult - It is seen in adults

B = Bilateral

M = Multiple

R=-Recurrence is common

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