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Adenoidectomy is a surgery that removes the swollen or enlarged adenoid glands. Adenoid glands are found in the back of the nose where the throat joins the nose. These glands are a part of the immune system which helps in fighting off viruses and bacteria.

This surgery is performed only after the doctor’s go-ahead and is safe. Children with enlarged or swollen adenoid glands usually have recurring ear and sinus infections. Even though it's a very small part of our immune system, studies have shown that the removal of adenoid glands does not necessarily weaken children.

Why is Adenoidectomy Necessary?

Children during the age of 1-7 may experience pain in their mouth, ear or difficulty in sleeping. Common symptoms of enlarged adenoid glands are given below:

  • A dry mouth
  • Incessant ear infections
  • Frequent runny nose
  • Breathing loudly or breathing through the mouth
  • Snoring
  • Pauses breathing during sleep

To overcome the above complications, doctors in Jaipur recommend medications according to the child’s case. But if the problems still arise, then the doctor may suggest adenoidectomy for a healthy life.

Adenoidectomy Procedure

During the routine visits to the Apollo Spectra, Jaipur, Adenoidectomy is thoroughly discussed and the child is made comfortable. Once the surgery is due, the doctor will operate on the children under general anaesthesia.

To remove the adenoid glands, the doctor will use a retractor to open the mouth wide and use either cauterization or cut the adenoid tissue. After that, an electrical device is used to stop the bleeding. The surgery takes about less than an hour to complete and many children are discharged on the same day if there are no side effects.

What’s The Recovery After Adenoidectomy?

Since there are no incisions made during the surgery, no stitches are required. After the surgery, children may feel discomfort or pain in their ears, mouth, or nose. Pain medications will be given by the doctors at Apollo Spectra, Jaipur to relieve the side effects. Most importantly, it is necessary to look after the children post-surgery. Below are some of the recommendations to follow after Adenoidectomy:

  • Drink fluids frequently to hydrate
  • Popsicles are encouraged if intake of fluid is not followed
  • Avoid traveling for the next 1-2 weeks
  • Do not send children off to school for a few weeks
  • Eat soft foods and avoid spicy or junk food
  • Spend more time with children

What Are The Complications After Adenoidectomy?

Removal of Adenoid glands is completely safe and secure, but like any other surgery, there are risks involved. Children may experience a high fever after the surgery. If a child’s body temperature rises above 102 F or higher then consult the doctor. Below are some of the common complications seen after the surgery:

  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Sore throat
  • Soreness in Neck
  • Snoring
  • An upset stomach
  • Extreme ear pain
  • Bad breath
  • Bleeding while sneezing

Adenoidectomy and Tonsillectomy

In very rare cases, doctors have to remove both adenoid glands and tonsils at the same time. Although tonsils are a part of the immune system, they too are required to be removed if they are infected or cause discomfort.

Conclusion

Studies have shown that children after adenoidectomy lead a healthy life with fewer ear and breathing problems. The surgery is common for children and most importantly safe. Since adenoid tissues are not removed entirely, it is a possibility that they can grow back in rare cases.

When it comes to children, it is best to discuss all the possibilities with an experienced ENT and research well.

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How long does it take to recover from Adenoidectomy?

After the surgery of adenoidectomy, children will need 1-2 weeks to recover. Doctors recommend a list of medications and proper guidelines to follow during this period which should be strictly followed.

Is it necessary to remove adenoid glands?

Yes, during the primary years if the adenoid glands are not shrunk or removed, it can create swelling around the mouth and possible ear infections. This can also lead to snoring or sleep apnea.

At what age is Adenoidectomy performed?

Adenoidectomy is performed mostly on children of age 1-7. By the age of 7, adenoid glands begin to shrink on their own and are considered vestigial organs in adults.

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