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Epithelial atypia and squamous metaplasia in nasal polyps

  • A. R. Baird (a1), O. Hilmi (a2), P. S. White (a2) and A. J. Robertson (a1)


Fifteen routine nasal polypectomy specimens submitted to our laboratory over an eight-month period were noted to show marked atypia within areas of squamous metaplasia to a degree suggestive of dysplasia. Reviewing the literature revealed little published work in this area, especially recently. Further nasal polyp cases from this, and a similar previous time period, were re-examined, and possible causes for these changes discussed.


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Address for correspondence: Dr A. R. Baird, Department of Pathology, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee DD1 9SY. Fax: 01382 640966


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Epithelial atypia and squamous metaplasia in nasal polyps

  • A. R. Baird (a1), O. Hilmi (a2), P. S. White (a2) and A. J. Robertson (a1)


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