Clinic for Otorhinolaryngology of the Clinic
Center, 18000 Niš
NOSE POLYPOSIS AND THE ANTIGENIC INDUCTION OF THE NOSE MUCOSA
Clinic for Otorhinolaryngology of the Clinic Center, Niš
An estimate was done of the frequency of appearance of the immune response equivalents (lymph follicle neoformations), their nature and pathogenic importance. The samples of 100 nose polyps and para-nasal cavities were analyzed. On the basis of the examined material a classic image of andenomatous, fibromatous and angiomatous polyps that that can be either cystic or edematous was found out. The lining epithelium is disturbed in the sense of a greater presence of goblet-like cells with respect to the cylindrical cells; it goes even as far as to the partial goblet-cell metaplasia that even takes the form of the polyp denudation. In the case of a great number of polyps it is surprising that the lymph follicle neoformation appearance in the exposed to the antigenic and non-antigenic stimuli is very rare.