Sinus polyps treatment
Sinus polyp is a disease of the paranasal sinuses characterised by a benign growth of mucosal tissue. Polyps can grow and interfere with nose breathing, causing smell loss and nosebleeds. Therefore, the primary treatment method is a surgical operation.
Sinus polyps are characterised by forming a benign tumour inside the paranasal cavities - sinuses. It usually occurs due to chronic sinusitis. Polyps look like oval-shaped outgrowths, varying in length from short to long (up to several centimetres).
Even though in most cases, polyps are benign neoplasms, the development of their malignant form is not excluded.
The most common symptoms among patients are the following:
- Disorders of nasal breathing and smell;
- Constant nasal congestion, foreign body sensation;
- Headache and pain in the area of the maxillary sinus;
- Nosebleeds and serous discharge from the nose.
An otorhinolaryngologist will establish the diagnosis based on complaints, anamnesis and examination (rhinoscopy). In addition, to determine possible complications, a CT scan is performed.
The optimal treatment method is combined, including conservative treatment carried out before and after surgery. One of the advanced treatment methods includes performing a surgical operation - functional endoscopic rhino surgery.
Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) is currently considered the most modern "gold standard" for the surgical treatment of sinus polyps. Polyps are usually treated with a shaver (microdebrider) – a high-tech tool used during minimally invasive operations.
Where can I get Sinus polyps treatment?
What are the best clinics for Sinus polyps treatment?
Who are the best doctors for Sinus polyps?
Prof. Dr. med. Barbara Wollenberg from University Hospital rechts der Isar Munich
Prof. Dr. Jordi Coromina from Teknon Medical Centre Barcelona
Prof. Dr. med. Markus Suckfull from Academic Hospital Martha-Maria Munich
Prof. Dr. med. Markus Jungehulsing from MEOCLINIC Berlin
Prof. Dr. Sami Katircioglu from Memorial Sisli Hospital Istanbul