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How permanently successful is surgery for sinus polyps?

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Dr. Robin Dretler
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Polyps may grow back

You should evaluate your reasons for removal.
Obstructing polyps may grow back, but if the polyps are symptomatic, removal can be worthwhile. Asymptomatic polyps may grow back and allergic symptoms may worsen after removal.

In brief: Polyps may grow back

You should evaluate your reasons for removal.
Obstructing polyps may grow back, but if the polyps are symptomatic, removal can be worthwhile. Asymptomatic polyps may grow back and allergic symptoms may worsen after removal.
Dr. Robin Dretler
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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery

In brief: Not always

Sinus polyps are caused by an overreactive immune response like allergy, but not exactly the same mechanism. They are prone to recurrence.
Your ENT doctor can prescribe treatments before and after surgery to help control them . Sometimes polyps do stay away after surgeyr permanently, but we really do not understand why they do in some people, but do not in others.

In brief: Not always

Sinus polyps are caused by an overreactive immune response like allergy, but not exactly the same mechanism. They are prone to recurrence.
Your ENT doctor can prescribe treatments before and after surgery to help control them . Sometimes polyps do stay away after surgeyr permanently, but we really do not understand why they do in some people, but do not in others.
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