Burun tıkanıklığının nadir bir nedeni: Sfenokoanal polip [A rare cause of nasal obstruction: Sphenochoanal polyp]
Musa Özbay 1 * , Ediz Yorgancılar, Vefa Kınış, Salih Bakır, İsmail Topçu
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1 Dicle Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, KBB Hastalıkları AD, Diyarbakır / Turkey
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Choanal polyps mostly arise from the antrum of maxillary sinus. Sphenochoanal polyp arising from the sphenoid sinus is extremely rare. It presents with similar symptoms of antrochoanal polyps. Radiological examination is important in differentiation of these two types of choanal polyps. Inadequate surgery that leaves some part of the polyp has a high risk of recurrence. We present a case of sphenochoanal polyp treated successfully with endoscopic sinus surgery. The patient is symptom free for 1 year.


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J Clin Exp Invest, 2012 - Volume 3 Issue 3, pp. 435-437

Publication date: 11 Sep 2012

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