adenoidal hypertrophy


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adenoidal hypertrophy

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

adenoidal hypertrophy

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

Patient discussion about adenoidal 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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This orifice may be obstructed by adenoidal hypertrophy, choanal polyps, or neoplasms; such an obstruction can result in serous otitis media.
There was no history of significant medical problems other than tonsillar and adenoidal hypertrophy.
When tonsillar and adenoidal hypertrophy is the cause of the obstruction, either specific tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy may be helpful.
These findings suggest that obstructive sleep apnea is probably caused by both adenoidal hypertrophy and abnormal development of the facial skeleton.