>>Dr. Lamperti: This is Doctor Thomas Lamperti.
I’m a facial plastic surgeon in Seattle. Today I’m going to show you what a nasal polyp looks
like. Here we are entering the left side of the nose with an endoscope during surgery.
On the left side you can see the patient’s deviated nasal septum which is significantly
blockage his nasal airway and causing quite a bit of nasal obstruction for the patient.
Next you can see the middle turbinate coming into view. And as we move back further there
is the nasal polyp itself. It is actually in the area where the cheek sinus would open
up into the nose and you can see quite a bit of white drainage which is a sign of sinus
infection. This patient had had prior antibiotics which didn’t help his infection symptoms and
he also had quite a bit of nasal blockage from the polyp itself also. This patient is
about to have a septoplasty to straighten his septum and also functional endoscopic
sinus surgery (FESS). This involves removing the nasal polyps and also opening up the natural
openings of the sinuses. This helps to prevent recurrent and chronic nasal infection and
sinus infection. www.drlamperti.com