adenoidectomy


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adenoidectomy

 [ad″ĕ-noid-ek´tah-me]
surgical excision of the adenoids. The operation is usually performed in conjunction with tonsillectomy since both the adenoids and palatine tonsils tend to become enlarged after repeated infections of the throat. It may be combined with the placement of ear ventilation tubes in cases of recurrent ear infections. The preoperative and postoperative care in adenoidectomy is similar to that in tonsillectomy and is described under that heading.

ad·e·noid·ec·to·my

(ad'ĕ-noy-dek'tŏ-mē),
An operation for the removal of adenoid tissue from the nasopharynx.
[adenoid + G. ektomē, excision]

adenoidectomy

(ăd′n-oi-dĕk′tə-mē)
n.
Surgical removal of adenoid growths in the nasopharynx.

adenoidectomy

[ad′ənoidek′təmē]
Etymology: Gk, aden + eidos, form, ektomē, excision
the removal of lymphoid tissue in the nasopharynx. This surgical procedure may be performed because the adenoids are enlarged, chronically infected, or causing obstruction. Normal adenoids may be excised as a prophylactic measure during tonsillectomy. Preoperative procedures usually include a partial thromboplastin time and for African-American patients a sickle cell preparation test. The operation is performed with general anesthesia in children, but local anesthesia may be used in adults. After removal of the adenoids, bleeding is stemmed with pressure, or vessels may be ligated with sutures or electrocoagulation current may be used. After surgery, the patient is observed for signs of hemorrhage, and the pulse, blood pressure, and respiration are checked every 15 minutes for the first hour and every 30 minutes for several hours thereafter. Compare adenotonsillectomy, tonsillectomy.

adenoidectomy

The surgical removal of adenoids.
 
Indications
Upper airway or nasal obstruction, sleep apnoea, chronic otitis media.

adenoidectomy

ENT Surgical removal of adenoids Indications Upper airway or nasal obstruction, sleep apnea, chronic otitis media. See Tonsils and adenoids.

ad·e·noid·ec·to·my

(ad'ĕ-noyd-ek'tŏ-mē)
An operation for the removal of adenoid growths in the nasopharynx.
[adenoid + G. ektomē, excision]

adenoidectomy

Surgical removal of the ADENOIDS. This is a comparatively minor operation in which the adenoid tissue is scraped off the back wall of the nose with an instrument inserted through the mouth.

ad·e·noid·ec·to·my

(ad'ĕ-noyd-ek'tŏ-mē)
An operation for the removal of adenoid growths in the nasopharynx.
[adenoid + G. ektomē, excision]

adenoidectomy,

n the removal of the lymphoid tissue in the nasopharynx, usually in conjunction with the surgical removal of the palatine tonsils.
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KEY WORDS: Adenoidectomy, Children, Flexible-laryngeal mask airway, Peroperative complications.
4,5) Moreover, immediate post intervention or late bleeding is observed in 1% of children who undergo adenoidectomy.
Analgesic efficacy of rectal acetaminophen and ibuprofen alone or in combination for paediatric day-case adenoidectomy.
Linder-Aronson26 also was able to show that a group of post adenoidectomy patients, who became nasal breathers, had significant cranio- facial changes, toward normal.
April et al30 found that treatment with intravenous dexamethasone (1 mg/kg up to 16mg) in children before electrocautery tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy decreases morbidity and increases early oral intake.
Cervical complications following routine tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy.
There may have been a variety of proposed mechanisms for the weight gain following adenoidectomy," writes author Anita Jeyakumar, MD.
Reasons for the delay in diagnosis were that: the physician felt the child would outgrow recurrent middle ear infections; the recurrent middle ear infections were simply the result of sinus infection or allergy; the child had not met the criteria to undergo a tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy (which often resolves OSA); the child's tonsils would ultimately shrink; or the physician did not take child's snoring seriously.
In the series which only included children, (4) the incidence of malignancies in tonsillectomy and/ or adenoidectomy specimens varied between 0 and 0.
5%) of the 91 children who underwent elective tonsillectomy/ adenoidectomy.