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The role of transcanine surgery in antrochoanal polyps

  • A. El-Guindy (a1) and M. H. Mansour (a1)

Abstract

During a period of two years, 24 cases of antrochoanal polyps were diagnosed by clinical examination, nasal endoscopy and computerized tomography. Surgery started with endoscopic transnasal removal of the polyp. Every attempt was made to remove the antral portion of the polyp through the wide ostium. Then transcanine sinuscopy was performed. Remnants of the polyp were detected and removed in five cases. One or more other cysts were found and extirpated in 11 cases. Endoscopic follow-up for 18 months to three years revealed no recurrence.

It is recommended that endoscopic middle meatal surgery should be combined with transcanine sinuscopy to ensure complete removal of antrochoanal polyps.

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Dr A. El-Guindy, 57 Said Street, Tanta 31211, Egypt.

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