Pan Arab Journal of Rhinology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 59--63

Bilateral antrochoanal polyps: a case report and literature review


Amnah S.A. Alashoura1, Nada A Alshaikh1, Samuel Yeak2 
1 Department of Otolaryngology, Dammam Medical Complex, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Otolaryngology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore

Correspondence Address:
Amnah S.A. Alashoura
Department of Otolaryngology, Dammam Medical Complex, Dammam
Saudi Arabia

Antrochoanal polyp (ACP) is a common unilateral benign lesion that originates from the maxillary sinus mucosa and protrudes through the choana into the nasopharynx. Patients usually present with progressive unilateral nasal obstruction. Rarely, bilateral ACPs could be encountered in clinical practice. It is important to recognize such unusual entity to spare patients unnecessary investigations and prolonged medical and aggressive surgical treatment. Generally, ACP is managed surgically with complete excision including the mucosa of origin to reduce the risk for recurrence. In this report, we present a rare case of bilateral simultaneous ACPs that was managed successfully with endoscopic excision. Review of the literature as regards the etiology, pathophysiology, different clinical presentations, and management aspects of ACP is also presented.


How to cite this article:
Alashoura AS, Alshaikh NA, Yeak S. Bilateral antrochoanal polyps: a case report and literature review.Pan Arab J Rhinol 2016;6:59-63


How to cite this URL:
Alashoura AS, Alshaikh NA, Yeak S. Bilateral antrochoanal polyps: a case report and literature review. Pan Arab J Rhinol [serial online] 2016 [cited 2017 Jun 27 ];6:59-63
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