Nasal Polyps

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  • Polypoid thickening of the inflamed nasal musosa, hyperplastic epithelium
  • Pinkish, often pedunculated masses, round, often large and multiple proturberences into the nasal meatus
  • Can arise subsequently to chronic inflammation
  • Old polyps may becoma fibrous
  • May recur when excised
  • Necessary to distinguish from neoplasia
  • Common in cats, less often in dogs, also horses and sheep
  • Also see Progressive haematoma of horses and Nasopharyngeal polyps of cats