There are two kinds of polypi found in the nasal cavity, mucous, and fibrous. The mucous polypus is by fur the most common It has a soft consistency, is of a pale yellowish gray, or slightly greenish color, of a shiny and somewhat translucent appearance. These polypi may occur singly, or multiple. They generally produce a sense of fullness and weight in the affected nostril, which may become so much obstructed as to interfere with the respiration and affect the voice. The greatest difficulty is always experienced during damp weather.

The treatment consists in removal by means of a pair of forceps The growth should be grasped near its root and forcibly torn from its attachment. Fibrous tumors, when small or young, may be treated in the same way. They sometimes, however, become so large as to require a much more serious surgical operation.