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Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Volume 2015, Article ID 192804, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/192804
Case Report

Nasal Dermoplasty for Recurrent Polyps in a Patient with Churg-Strauss Syndrome

1Department of Otolaryngology, Hygeia Hospital, 4 Erythrou Stavrou Street and Kifisias Avenue, Marousi, 151 23 Athens, Greece
2Department of Anaesthesiology, Hygeia Hospital, 4 Erythrou Stavrou Street and Kifisias Avenue, Marousi, 151 23 Athens, Greece

Received 2 December 2014; Accepted 6 January 2015

Academic Editor: Abrão Rapoport

Copyright © 2015 George Anastasopoulos et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Nasal dermoplasty for recurrent polyps (NDRP) is a new technique for the surgical treatment of this condition. Churg-Strauss syndrome is characterized by the presence of nasal polyps with a great tendency for relapse after surgical or pharmaceutical treatment. It is the first time that we use NDRP to treat nasal polyps in a patient with Churg-Strauss syndrome. The patient was a 33-year-old female suffering from Churg-Strauss syndrome having had multiple operations in the past for recurrent polyps. NDRP was performed on the left nostril only. The mucosa of the left nasal vault was replaced by a split-thickness skin graft (modified dermoplasty). On the right nostril, polyps were removed and the ostia of the paranasal sinuses were enlarged as in typical endoscopic sinus surgery. The skin graft had a successful take and eight months after the operation no polyps are detected on the left side while polyps have recurred on the right nasal cavity. Applying the technique to a single nostril has several advantages, namely, the reduction of the operational time and therefore the risks for the patient from a prolonged general anaesthetic and the ability to judge the efficacy of the technique on the same patient.