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By Oghenekaro, EN; Onotai, LO; Oparaodu, UA (2022).

Greener Journal of Medical Sciences

Vol. 12(1), pp. 59-62, 2022

ISSN: 2276-7797

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Surgical Review and Clinico-Pathologic Profile of Nasal Polyps in the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital



Oghenekaro E. N.1, Onotai L.O. 1 and Oparaodu U.A. 2



1.     Ear Nose and Throat Surgery Department, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH), Port Harcourt.

2.     Ear Nose and Throat Surgery Department, Rivers State University (RSU), Port Harcourt.







Article No.:020722014

Type: Research



Background: Nasal polyps are benign growth arising from the mucosa of the nose or sinuses protruding into the nasal cavity. They are translucent to pale gray, pear shaped, smooth, soft, and freely mobile. The aim of the study was to determine the clinical and histolgical pattern of nasal polyps in UPTH.

Patients and methods: This is a retrospective study that involves all patients that were managed for nasal polyp at the ENT surgery department of UPTH. Data collection was from June 2008 to June 2018. The clinic registers and patients folders were the source data from which the biodata, clinical presentations, treatment, complications and histology were extracted. These were analyzed using simple statistical tools SPSS 20.0.

Results: A total of 46 patients were treated for nasal polyp, 24 male and 22 female with a ratio of 1.1:1.0. The age range was 14-65 years with the mean age of 32 years. The duration of symptom range from 3mths – 10 years. The mean duration of post op stay was 5days. Complications seen were recurrence 20.5%, adhesions 9.1%.

Conclusion: Nasal polyp is a common nasal condition that often requires surgical intervention to reduce the attendant morbidity.  Nasal blockage being the commonest presenting complaint and recurrence the commonest complication.



Accepted:  07/02/2022

Published: 17/02/2022


*Corresponding Author

Dr. U.A. Oparaodu




Nasal polyps, pathologic profile, nasal blockage.



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Cite this Article: Oghenekaro, EN; Onotai, LO; Oparaodu, UA (2022). Surgical Review and Clinico-Pathologic Profile of Nasal Polyps in the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital. Greener Journal of Medical Sciences, 12(1): 59-62.


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