Nasal polyp – Differential diagnosis

Nasal polyps are non neoplastic masses of nasal or sinus mucosa. The differential diagnosis for nasal polyp are:

  • Hypertrophic turbinates – (see how How to differentiate nasal polyp from turbinate hypertrophy?)
  • Blob of mucus – disappears on blowing the nose
  • Angiofibroma – history of recurrent epistaxis
  • Rhinosporidiosis
  • Hamartoma
  • Transitional cell carcinoma
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Meningocoele
  • Other malignancies of nose

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