Nasal polypectomy: Removing nasal polyps

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Nasal polyps are growths in the nose that impair breathing. Learn about nasal polypectomy, the surgical removal of nasal polyps and recovery after surgery.

Key points

  • Nasal polyps are smooth, round, ball-like growths inside the nose.
  • If nasal polyps grow large enough to block the passageway through the nose, then your child will need an operation called a nasal polypectomy to remove them.
  • Your child will need to have an anaesthetic. Your child will need to stay in the hospital for one to two days.
Last updated: November 10th 2009