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In August 1991, the Agricultural Health Nurse Program (AHNP) of New York received a report of a woman who was scalped (i.e., traumatic avulsing of the scalp) when her hair became entangled in a hay baler.
Avulsing a polyp is usually not recommended, because when it is removed, the otolaryngologist might find that the stapes is attached to the end of the polyp.
Excising polyps is probably a better technique than simply avulsing them, because polyps can be firmly attached to the ossicles or chorda tympani.