Could Cellular Proliferation Be a Predictive Index for the Relapse of Nasal Polyposis and Down-Regulated by Nasal Steroid Treatment?

Tezer I., ÇELEBİ ERDİVANLI Ö., Sanli A., Aydin S.

INDIAN JOURNAL OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY AND HEAD & NECK SURGERY, vol.65, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


The aim of this article is to identify the cellular mitotic activity using Ki-67 monoclonal antibody for predicting relapses of nasal polyposis after surgery. A prospective study was conducted at Kartal Training and Research Hospital Otolaryngology Department between January 2006 and September 2008. Nasal polyps were obtained from all patients and pathological materials were analyzed for the Ki-67 staining using immunohistochemistry. Patients were followed after surgery for 12 months for relapse. There was no statistically significant difference between recurrent and nonrecurrent polyps. Polyp recurrence has a multifactorial origin. Ki-67 index alone does not provide sufficient information about polyp recurrence before the operation.