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

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]
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Tonsillectomy is mostly performed in children and together with adenoidectomy. In the adaptation steps to assess adenoidectomy were added to the surgical assessment tool developed by Ahmed et al.
Among the 510 subjects, 65 (12.7%) had a history of adenoidectomy and/or tonsillectomy (Table 1).
On further analysis with help of Bonferroni (post-hoc) test, significant results were found when medical treatment group was compared to surgical treatment groups, but there was no difference found in additional surgery done in Group 3 (Adenoidectomy and/ or tonsillectomy) when compared to myringotomy and tympanostomy tube insertion alone (Group 2).
In this cross-sectional study, we evaluated children who presented to the ENT and Pediatric Infectious Diseases Clinic of Ali-Asghar Children's Hospital, from October 2014 to December 2015, with symptoms of upper airway obstruction and adenoid hypertrophy, who were candidates for adenoidectomy. The degree of the upper airway obstruction that compromised the quality of life was an indication for surgery.
To prevent frequent respiratory infections, sleep apnea and breathing difficulty, the registry data indicated that tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy were performed at an early stage (the mean age is around 5 years) (7).
In children who require revision adenoidectomy, up to 94% of patients have symptoms associated with nasopharyngeal obstruction including snoring and sleep disturbance [6].
Gallagher, "The effectiveness of tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy in the treatment of pediatric obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome: a meta-analysis Otolaryngol head," Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, vol.
A retrospective study of 362,992 children aged 0-18 years who underwent tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy was undertaken in 2010-2015, prior to and after the FDA issued the boxed warning against codeine use.
We think that the use of F-LMA for pediatric adenoidectomy is safer, simpler and speeder method.
Methods of adenoidectomy have evolved in the past two decades following the introduction of the endoscope and powered surgical instruments.
The three most common children's ENT procedures - and ones parents may already be aware of - are tonsillectomy, grommet insertion and adenoidectomy.