Glucocorticoid treatment for nasal polyps. The use of topical budesonide powder, intramuscular betamethasone, and surgical treatment.

@article{Lildholdt1997GlucocorticoidTF,
  title={Glucocorticoid treatment for nasal polyps. The use of topical budesonide powder, intramuscular betamethasone, and surgical treatment.},
  author={Torben Lildholdt and H Rundcrantz and Mats Bende and Knud Larsen},
  journal={Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery},
  year={1997},
  volume={123 6},
  pages={595-600}
}
BACKGROUND The treatment of nasal polyps is controversial, and medical treatment alone has been little investigated to our knowledge. OBJECTIVE To examine the efficacy of therapy using only topical budesonide powder and topical budesonide powder supplemented with surgical removal or intramuscular betamethasone. DESIGN Randomized, double-blind comparison of 2 dosages and additional treatment, if therapy failed. After 1 year, treatment with medication was stopped, and the demand for renewed… CONTINUE READING