Adenoid hypertrophy is a disease that closes the back of the nose, increases the risk of infection, and can cause developmental disorders in children.

    What is an adenoid?

    An adenoid is a tissue that looks like a bunch of grapes located behind the nasal cavity, between the nose and throat. Adenoid, part of the immune system, is responsible for producing antibodies to fight germs that enter through the nose.

    What are the symptoms of adenoid hypertrophy?

    Adenoid hypertrophy, located between the nose and throat, is a condition that occurs when it becomes too large to allow air passage at the point where it is located. This growth prevents the ventilation of the ear and nose, increasing the risk of infection. Adenoid, which should produce antibodies against microbes in the body, creates a dangerous area by causing a suitable place for bacteria to accumulate on it.

    Symptoms of adenoid hypertrophy in children develop due to obstruction of the nasal airway and cause conditions such as

    ·         nasal congestion

    ·         breathing through the mouth

    ·         sleeping wheezing or snoring

    ·         accumulation of fluid in the ear

    ·         hearing problems and

    ·         collapse of the eardrum

    ·         fatigue, distraction

    ·         caries.



    How is adenoidectomy performed?

    Adenoidectomy is decided if drug treatment does not produce results, mainly when spontaneous reduction of adenoids does not occur in children. To open the airway that narrows due to the adenoid, it is necessary to remove the adenoid. Surgery is an operation that lasts about 15-20 minutes and does not require an incision.

    At what age is adenoidectomy performed?

    Adenoidectomy is an operation that can be performed within six months, depending on the problems experienced. If there is no urgency in the patient’s condition, it would be more appropriate to wait for the 3-4-year-old age range for the surgery.

    Is adenoidectomy risky?

    Adenoidectomy is performed under general anaesthesia and lasts about 15-20 minutes. It is one of the most common surgeries performed in children, and thanks to the developing surgical techniques, the risk is almost minimal. In surgery, no incision is made; only a position is given from the mouth area to ensure visibility of the adenoid site. After surgery, it is normal to experience pain for 1-2 days due to the position of this area. If tonsillectomy is not performed with the nasal flesh, a more comfortable recovery process would be experienced.


    How many days does it take to recover after an adenoidectomy?         

    People who undergo adenoidectomy can continue their lives one day after the operation.

    What happens if adenoidectomy cannot be performed?

    Adenoid hypertrophy is a problem that causes conditions such as sleeping with your mouth open and snoring, especially in children. It causes the emergence of many diseases caused by these conditions. Children who cannot breathe through the nose become open to infections because their mouths are constantly open. Weight problems, restlessness, and speech disorders are some of the issues caused by adenoid hypertrophy. If it is late in treatment, it can cause developmental disorders in the facial bones, up to facial asymmetries.

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