enlarged adenoids

enlarged adenoids

Adenoidal hypertrophy, see there.
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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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Many a times, enlarged adenoids are encountered accidentally during nasal surgeries or are diagnosed after failed previous surgeries10.
Mouth breathing habit is caused by nasal obstruction like enlarged adenoids or tonsils or allergic conditions which can lead to large size prominent gums and teeth, small lower jaw and open bite.
Individuals with neck circumference more than 40 cm, narrow nasal or pharyngeal airway, enlarged adenoids and tonsils, deviated nasal septum, macroglossia and micrognathia are susceptible to obstructive sleep apnoea.
Some 10 per cent of children snore, too, often due to enlarged adenoids that shrink by the age of seven.
This suggests that risk factors that lead to OSA are confined to the uppermost airway and do not appear to be explained by enlarged adenoids and tonsils," says Anilawan Smitthimedhin, lead author of the paper.
However, nasoendoscopy showed enlarged adenoids obstructing the choanae with thick secretions accumulating in the nose, compatible with Grade 4 adenoid hypertrophy.
Also, children with enlarged adenoids tend to bring their mandible in forward direction while occluding causing functional crossbite.
Recent publications justify adenoidectomy in children with CR or CRS either in enlarged adenoids, which can cause stasis of secretions and obstruction of sinus ostia, or in smaller adenoids, which may act as a reservoir for pathogenic bacteria and interfere with mucocilliary clearance.
Like many children before her and no doubt many to come, she was diagnosed with enlarged adenoids, the knock-on effect of which is she has sinus problems and a hearing problem.
He used the term "adenoid facies" because he believed enlarged adenoids were the principle cause of the obstruction.
(7-10) Children with allergies and poor immune health frequently have obstructed airways due to enlarged adenoids and tonsils, blocked and runny noses, asthma, croup and frequent upper respiratory tract infections.
In the control group only three subjects showed enlarged adenoids and two subjects enlarged tonsils (Table 1).