chronic hyperplastic sinusitis


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chronic hyperplastic sinusitis

Etymology: Gk, chronos, time, hyper, excess, plassein, to form; L, sinus, hollow; Gk, itis, inflammation
chronic sinus inflammation, with polyp formation in the nose and sinuses.

chronic hyperplastic sinusitis

Polyps present in sinuses and nose and underlying osteitis of sinus walls.

Treatment

This condition is treated surgically. Conservative surgery involves the removal of polyps and intranasal opening into sinuses for adequate ventilation and drainage. Radical surgery would involve the complete removal of sinus mucosa through either the external or the intranasal route.

See also: sinusitis
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