Mental retardation - nasal papillomata refers to a form of intellectual disability that is characterized mainly by below-average mental ability and tumors or growths in the nose. Thus, individuals with this form of intellectual disability often have problems with breathing. Though these tumors are often harmless, they can grow and potentially cause breathing problems or become cancerous. Like other individuals with intellectual disability, an individual with this condition often has problems with reasoning and solving problems, as well as performing day-to-day tasks. The condition is often diagnosed during childhood. Doctors diagnose this form of intellectual disability if tumors in the nose are observed. Signs like walking and talking late, slow mastering of basic tasks, and having difficulty remembering things may also suggest this condition in children. Treatment is case-by-case and depends on the specific needs of the patient. Nose specialists may suggest patients to undergo surgery to remove nose tumors. Doctors seek help from various therapists and community services to provide support and care for families affected by intellectual disability.