Medical polypectomy


  • Medical polypectomy refers to medical treatment for nasal polyps
  • It is used mostly for ethmoidal polyp as allergy is considered as an etiological factor in them
  • Drugs used for medical polypectomy are systemic and topical steroids
  • Other anti allergic medications like leukotriene antagonists can also be used
  • Medical treatment can be used before surgical intervention and in those not consenting for surgery
  • Nowadays, the definitive treatment for nasal polyps is Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS)

Treatment schedule

  • A short couse of systemic steroids (prednisolone) is given
  • This is accompanied by long term use of topical steroids (spray / drops)  like fluticasone or mometasone

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