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Nasal Polyps


Nasal polyps are benign swelling of the nose lining. They are basically a severe form of rhinitis, a common problem often due to allergy or infection. They are linked to asthma and often present with loss of sense of smell and taste, plus nose blockage. The case in this photo shows a polyp almost coming out of the front of the nose - quite bad. Treatment is with medical therapy first, including antihistamines, antileukotrienes, steroids, saline washes, depot injections of steroid and as a last resort, surgery.

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Mike Dilkes is a leading ENT surgeon based in London. He specialises in laser surgery for treatment of a range of Ear, Nose & Throat issues including tonsillitis, tonsil stones, snoring, sleep apnoea, cancers, catarrh and allergies. Typical treatments include laser tonsillectomy under local anaesthetic (also called tonsillotomy, tonsil resurfacing, tonsil crytolysis) or general anaesthetic (also called intracapsular laser tonsillectomy, inside-out laser tonsillectomy), palatoplasty, septoplasty, turbinoplasty, uvulectomy and posterior turbinoplasty for post nasal drip. Principal Mike Dilkes has over 20 years of consultancy experience and around 5,000 ENT operations and procedures performed.