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Posted by: Charlotte | 2008/05/30

Incidental Maxillary Polyps

What does this mean and can it cause severe headaches, depression and mood changes?

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Incidental maxillayr polyps are mucosal growths inside the sinusses and can in fact cause headaches. With severe ongoing headaches you can also experience depression and mood changes. These polyps are easily treated/removed endoscopically by an ear nose and throat specialist.

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Posted by: Les | 2009/02/20

My wife is recuperating from an operation during which a polyp (fibroepiteliele, I think) was removed. What caused it to come about? It was not malignant, can we prevent this from re-occurring? What do they look like? Where can I obtain more information on the unwanted little devils? She had a historectomy many years ago, so where do they attach to?
Can they be prevented from re-appearing?
Just point me in a direction where I can obtain some lay-person' s information on the topic, please

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