Aspirin Sensitivity Syndrome (Samter's Triad): An Unrecognized Disorder in Children With Nasal Polyposis

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2013 Feb;77(2):281-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2012.10.017. Epub 2012 Nov 11.


Aspirin sensitivity syndrome is an underdiagnosed entity in pediatric otolaryngology. The diagnosis must be considered in a pediatric non-cystic fibrosis patient with florid nasal polyposis. In this small case series, we will describe 2 patient's presentation, work up, allergic and surgical therapies and their postoperative course. In doing so, we hope to increase awareness and to illustrate the details that are involved in its diagnosis and treatment.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Aspirin / adverse effects*
  • Asthma, Aspirin-Induced / complications*
  • Asthma, Aspirin-Induced / diagnosis*
  • Child
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Nasal Polyps / complications*
  • Nasal Polyps / diagnosis
  • Syndrome


  • Aspirin