The effect of topical corticosteroid on basic fibroblast growth factor in nasal polyp tissue.

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BACKGROUND The etiology of nasal polyposis and pathophysiological mechanisms of polyp formation is still poorly understood. Experimental models have suggested that nasal polyp growth requires extracellular matrix formation and is associated with fibroblast proliferation. Intranasal corticosteroids appear to be useful in reducing nasal polypoid lesions and… (More)

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