The primary method of treatment for nasal or nasopharnygeal polyps is surgery. It is important that both the root and base, or stalk, of the polyp are completely removed in order to prevent recurrence. After surgery, medications will be prescribed to prevent secondary bacterial or yeast infection of the affected areas. Your veterinarian can recommend the appropriate drugs based on a culture from the removed mass and sensitivity testing.
After the initial treatment, your cat's symptoms should be closely monitored for recurrence of the polyps. It is not uncommon for recurrence due to incomplete removal of a polyp or the stalk it grew from. However, if removal was complete, the prognosis for all patients is generally excellent.
Because the cause of nasal polyps and nasopharyngeal polyps are not known, there is no specific prevention technique that can be recommended.
A growth in the surface of the body
A cavity in the mouth where the respiratory systems and gastrointestinal systems come together
The prediction of a disease’s outcome in advance
To take the ovaries and uterus out of female animals; makes them unable to reproduce.
A type of fungus that produces buds
A medical condition in which the ear becomes inflamed
The end of the head containing the nose
Something that becomes worse or life threatening as it spreads
Condition in which eating and/or swallowing is difficult
The process of removing tissue to examine it, usually for medical reasons.
Having a hard time breathing; breathing takes great pains
A type of instrument that is used to look inside the body
Not being able to cause harm; the opposite of malignant.
Inside the uterus
The term for an animal’s young