adenoid hypertrophy

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adenoid hypertrophy

Etymology: Gk, aden, gland, eidos, form, hyper, excessive, trophe, nourishment
the unusual growth of the pharyngeal tonsil.

adenoidal hypertrophy

Chronic enlargement of the adenoids usually accompanied by recurrent infections, which, if deemed excessively frequent, is an indication for adenoidectomy (see there).

adenoid hypertrophy

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adenoid hypertrophy

Hypertrophy of the pharyngeal tonsil. It occurs commonly in children and may be congenital or result from infection of Waldeyer ring.
See also: hypertrophy

Patient discussion about adenoid hypertrophy

Q. When should the tonsils and/or adenoids should be removed?

A. Currently the tonsillectomy is recommended in the presence of 6 episodes of throat infection (Group A strep pharyngitis) in one year or 3-4 episodes in each of 2years. Adenoidectomy may be recommended when tympanostomy tube surgery (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tympanostomy_tube) failed to prevent ear infection.

Another thing to consider is the presence of oral breathing - the constant use of the mouth for breathing in small children may lead to malformation of the facial bones that would necessitate more extensive surgeries later in life.

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