adenoidal hypertrophy

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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reported that the IgA and IgM levels of children with adenoidal hypertrophy surpassed those of normal ones.
Mechanical/structural causes of nasal obstruction range from foreign bodies to anatomical variations including nasal polyps, a deviated septum, adenoidal hypertrophy, foreign bodies, and tumors.
Snoring in children may be a sign of adenoidal hypertrophy.
Detection of adenoidal hypertrophy using acoustic rhinomanometry.
However, the improved symptoms may help ease a child through the years when adenoidectomy is more likely to occur into the period when adenoidal hypertrophy may resolve naturally.
However, the improvement in symptoms may help ease a child through the years when adenoidectomy is more likely to occur into the period when adenoidal hypertrophy may resolve naturally.
This orifice may be obstructed by adenoidal hypertrophy, choanal polyps, or neoplasms; such an obstruction can result in serous otitis media.
When tonsillar and adenoidal hypertrophy is the cause of the obstruction, either specific tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy may be helpful.
WORK-UP: The patient's past medical history revealed numerous infectious and immunologic problems, including mild varicella as a preschooler, follicular hyperplasia, adenoidal hypertrophy, splenomegaly, a goiter and hypothyroidism associated with Hashimoto's thyroiditis, multiple episodes of otitis media necessitating several myringotomies, and infectious mononucleosis.
Whether this is problematic for children with tonsillar hypertrophy, adenoidal hypertrophy, or both but who do not have a history of recurrent or chronic infection is not well known at this date.
These findings suggest that obstructive sleep apnea is probably caused by both adenoidal hypertrophy and abnormal development of the facial skeleton.