Adenoid is a tissue that resembles a bunch of grapes placed between the nose and throat. Adenoids are responsible for the germs, viruses, bacteria, etc. captures and produces antibodies to help the body fight such microbes. Surgery is generally recommended for frequently recurring nasal inflammation. After the adenoid is removed, the condition of getting sick often ends. Because it is not only the nasal flesh that undertakes this task in the body. Since other tissues such as adenoid fight microbes, removal of adenoid will not create a negative situation.
Conditions Requiring Adenoidectomy
1- Causes related to infection;
- A history of adenoid infection requiring 5 or more antibiotic treatment per year
- Treatment-resistant adenoiditis
Middle ear diseases (with or without obvious growth of adenoids)
2- Fluid accumulation in the middle ear that does not respond to treatment (Chronic otitis media with effusion)
3- Frequent middle ear inflammation
4- Patients with a hole in the eardrum and the discharge does not stop
5- Chronic sinusitis that does not respond to treatment
6- Obstruction - Causes related to obstruction;
- Excessive snoring and continuous mouth breathing during sleep
Obstructive apnea syndrome - with adenoid hypertrophy
7- Chronic lung disease, growth retardation, speech disorder
8- Occlusion disorder and dental problems related to mouth breathing
9- It can be listed as a growth disorder in facial bones.
How is done?
The growth of adenoid in children should be followed up if there is no complaint. If there is no shrinkage, adenoid surgery can be applied.