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Prolapsed antrochoanal polyp: an unusual cause of acute adult respiratory distress

Summary

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
  • resuscitation
  • medical management
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