What are inverted papilloma?

Inverting papilloma are benign tumours that can occur in the nasal cavity and sinuses. They can grow to cause pressure symptoms on structures surrounding the sinuses and may cause problems with the eye or erosion of bone of the skull. Rarely they can transform to become malignant tumours.


What are the symptoms?

Some common symptoms include nasal obstruction, sinus infections, a runny nose, facial pain and headaches.


How can they be treated?

Inverted papilloma is best treated surgically by removing them completely. This is done with the use of a minimally invasive surgery whereby the surgeon accesses the tumours through the nasal cavities using specialised cameras and equipment.