Antrochoanal Polyps: Clinical Presentation and the Role of Powered Endoscopic Polypectomy

Balwant Singh Gendeh, Yeoh Thiam Long, Karis Misiran

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Abstract

Antrochoanal polyps are a rare clinical entity. In this review of patients treated between January 1996 and September 2002, there were 18 cases of antrochoanal polyps. The mean age of patients was 20 years. Nasal obstruction was the most common symptom (17 cases, 94%), by rhinorrhoea (44%), epistaxis (33%), postnasal drip (28%), and snoring (22%). Chronic sinusitis was the most common associated rhinological finding (50%). Various surgical approaches were used: endoscopic polypectomy and middle meatal antrostomy in seven patients (38.9%), powered endoscopic polypectomy and middle meatal antrostomy in seven patients (38.9%), endoscopic polypectomy and inferior meatal antrostomy in three patients (16.7%) and Caldwell-Luc surgery in one patient (5.6%). No complications were noted in patients treated with powered instrumentation, including the three patients in whom combined transcanine approaches were used. We concluded that powered endoscopic polypectomy was safe and effective. It allowed a more complete dissection and may diminish the chance of recurrence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-25
Number of pages4
JournalAsian Journal of Surgery
Volume27
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2004

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Antrochoanal Polyps : Clinical Presentation and the Role of Powered Endoscopic Polypectomy. / Gendeh, Balwant Singh; Long, Yeoh Thiam; Misiran, Karis.

In: Asian Journal of Surgery, Vol. 27, No. 1, 01.2004, p. 22-25.

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Gendeh, Balwant Singh ; Long, Yeoh Thiam ; Misiran, Karis. / Antrochoanal Polyps : Clinical Presentation and the Role of Powered Endoscopic Polypectomy. In: Asian Journal of Surgery. 2004 ; Vol. 27, No. 1. pp. 22-25.
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