Here we describe an adult male who presented with acute dyspnoea and airway occlusion. Nasoendoscopy revealed a large antrochoanal polyp extending from his maxillary sinus to the level of the epiglottis. The patient underwent a successful semi-emergency polypectomy following initial stabilisation with medication.
- ear, nose and throat
- nasal polyps
- medical management
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Contributors TTW was involved in the case and is the main author of the case. SB was involved in the acute management of the patient and was assistant in theatre; assisted with editing and writing of the main report. DG is the accident and emergency doctor involved in the initial management and stabilisation of patient on presentation; he gave advice and has a minor editing role in the composition of the final report.
Competing interests None declared.
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