Treatment of Nasal Polyps
with Dr. Patricia Loftus
We speak with Dr. Patricia Loftus from UCSF Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery discussing her clinical and surgical approach to treating Nasal Polyps.
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In this Episode
Dr. Patricia Loftus is Assistant Professor in the Rhinology & Skull Base Surgery division in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS) at the University of California, San Francisco.
Dr. Ashley Agan is a practicing ENT and assistant professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX.
Co-host Dr. Gopi Shah is a practicing ENT at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX.
In this episode, Dr. Patricia Loftus joins Dr. Gopi Shah and Dr. Ashley Agan to outline the diagnosis and management of patients with nasal polyps. They identify common presenting symptoms and physical exam findings as well as discuss the roles of imaging, culture, and biopsy.
Medical management including the risks and benefits of antibiotics and oral steroids are reviewed. Endoscopic surgical approaches and their utility in different clinical presentations are described. Pre-, peri- and post-operative considerations are also discussed.
The discussion then evolves to focus on conditions that clinicians should be aware of including allergic fungal sinusitis (AFS), cystic fibrosis (CF), primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD), and central compartment atopic disease (CCAD). Finally, they highlight recent developments in management including the role of biologic therapies such as Dupixent.
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