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Dog Nasal Polyps and Nasopharyngeal Polyps:Causes, Treatment, and Related Symptoms

Dog Medicine
Nasal polyps are common diseases of the nose, which are formed by the gradual drooping of the extremely edematous nasal and paranasal sinuses mucosa under the influence of gravity.

What Causes Nasal Polyps

Polyps in puppies develop gradually, and the etiology may be the sequelae of the apparent absence of the turbinate, such as the result of chronic destructive rhinitis, turbinectomy surgery, and the sequelae left after radiation therapy.

Nasal Polyps Symptoms

"Obstruction of the nasal passages, progressive increase in symptoms, noise on breathing, wheezing, sneezing, and nasal discharge."

Diagnostic Criteria for Nasal Polyps

The physical examination of the nasopharynx should pay attention to sneezing, nasal discharge, vomiting, cough and other symptoms. In dogs, the polyps are either in the nasal cavity or in the nasopharynx, and the mass can be detected by palpation of the soft palate, and the polyps can be visualized by pulling the soft palate forward.

Nasal Polyps Treatment 

Pull the polyp gently and remove the polyp with forceps as close as possible to the root of the mass. When the image showed bullae, ventral bullae osteotomy was used. "Medical treatment can relieve secondary symptoms: prednisolone 1 to 2mg/kg, orally, twice daily, is used for postoperative edema of the pharyngeal mucosa in dogs." Antibiotics can be used to control secondary infections.