Nasal polyps (& CF)

The physical examination of a child who has nasal polyps can be both rewarding and frustrating. If seen, the polyps appear as a "bag of jelly" or a "grape" obstructing the nasal passage. Unfortunately, they tend to be posterior and cannot be easily visualized with the use of an otoscope in the patient's nasal passage. Accordingly, affected patients may need referral to an ENT physician or limited computed tomography of the sinuses for diagnosis of the polyps.

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