Nasal polypectomy and sinus surgery in patients with asthma and aspirin idiosyncrasy

Laryngoscope. 1986 Apr;96(4):374-80. doi: 10.1288/00005537-198604000-00007.


This study attempted to determine whether or not nasal and sinus surgery had a beneficial or deleterious effect upon the asthma of patients with nasal polyps and aspirin idiosyncrasy. There were 205 patients in this study. A classification system was devised to provide a means of determining the severity of asthma before and after surgery. The data indicate that surgery does improve the patient's asthma for relatively long periods of time.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aspirin / adverse effects*
  • Asthma / complications
  • Asthma / diagnosis
  • Asthma / therapy*
  • Bronchial Provocation Tests
  • Chronic Disease
  • Drug Hypersensitivity / complications*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Nasal Polyps / complications
  • Nasal Polyps / surgery*
  • Sinusitis / complications
  • Sinusitis / surgery*


  • Aspirin