Journal of Rhinology 2013;20(2):136-138.
Published online November 30, 2013.
Nasopharynx Obstruction by Huge Nasal Polyp with Metaplastic Ossification
Dong Hoon Lee, Hyun Seok Choi, John Jae Woon Lee, Sang Chul Lim
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Chonnam National University Medical School & Chonnam National University Hwasun Hospital, Hwasun, South Korea. limsc@chonnam.ac.kr
Abstract
We present a case of huge nasal polyp with metaplastic ossification, which obstructed left nasal cavity and nasopharynx, and provoked both nasal obstruction and sleep apnea. The patient had a history of previous sinus surgery at local hospital 30 years ago. Nasal polyp with metaplstic ossification was removed by endoscopic sinus surgery. This case highlights the importance of including metaplastic ossification of nasal polyp in the differential diagnosis of nasal cavity mass.
Key Words: Nasal Polyp;Metaplasia;Ossification


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