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Does chronic sinusitis cause polyps?

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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: It can

This is a chicken/egg question.
Not everyone who has chronic sinusitis develops polyps. Most everyone who has polyps has chronic sinusitis. They are very closely associated with each other.

In brief: It can

This is a chicken/egg question.
Not everyone who has chronic sinusitis develops polyps. Most everyone who has polyps has chronic sinusitis. They are very closely associated with each other.
Dr. Patrick Melder
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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Sometimes

Chronic sinusitis can occur with or without nasal polyps.
Nasal polyposis has been shown to be a genetic disease. So the answer to your question is yes, chronic sinusitis can in some cases be complicated by nasal polyposis.

In brief: Sometimes

Chronic sinusitis can occur with or without nasal polyps.
Nasal polyposis has been shown to be a genetic disease. So the answer to your question is yes, chronic sinusitis can in some cases be complicated by nasal polyposis.
Dr. Bernstein Joel
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Nasal polyps

It can. Nasal polyps are like a callous in the sinus passages due to chronic inflammation due to either allergic irritation or non-allergic irritants.
Treatment is usually surgical followed by excellent nasal hygiene with a salt water wash and nasal steroid.

In brief: Nasal polyps

It can. Nasal polyps are like a callous in the sinus passages due to chronic inflammation due to either allergic irritation or non-allergic irritants.
Treatment is usually surgical followed by excellent nasal hygiene with a salt water wash and nasal steroid.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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