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Friday 24th of November 2017

Nasopharyngeal Polyps

General information on Nasopharyngeal Polyps

Nasopharyngeal polyps are an upper respiratory condition. Nasopharyngeal polyps are small benign tumors that form in the upper respiratory and block the tube at the back of the throat in the pharynx causing a middle ear infection. These tumors can also form directly in the middle ear or in the ear canal. Depending on where the nasopharyngeal polyps form determines the symptoms that the affected cat will experience. Should the polyps form in the pharynx or in the middles ear, it is likely that an ear infection will develop affecting the catís balance and sense of hearing. Should the polyps from in the ear canal, an ear infection may also be present along side with discharge. These ear infections that occur due to the nasopharyngeal polyps may subside with antibiotics, but never completely resolve. There is no known cause, but is believed to be caused by an underlying viral condition along with an inflammatory process. Nasopharyngeal polyps are unique to cats. Young cats are primarily affected by this condition.

Symptoms of Nasopharyngeal Polyps

Some of the symptoms of nasopharyngeal polyps may be: ear infections, difficulty breathing, snoring, discharge from the ears accompanied by an odor, pain, difficulty hearing, and difficulty balancing. Some signs of ear infections and difficulty balancing may be: head tilting, walking low to the ground, unsteady gait, and holding the head as still as possible.

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Treatments for Nasopharyngeal Polyps

The treatment for nasopharyngeal polyps is the surgical removal of the polyps.

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Nasopharyngeal Polyps experience by - Marcie

my cat is left ear is drooping and her fur is coming off by scratching her ear, She is a indoor cat. Is there something in her ear. And what can I use to help her. I will not be able to get her to the vets for another 2 weeks.
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