Adenoid Surgery In India
Adenoidectomy is the surgical removal of the adenoids for reasons which include impaired breathing through the nose, chronic infections, or recurrent earaches. The surgery is less commonly performed in adults in whom adenoids are considered vestigial and purposeless. It is most often done on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. Adenoidectomy is not often performed under one year of age as adenoid function is part of the body's immune system but its contribution to this decreases progressively beyond this age.adenoidectomies were performed as treatment of anorexia,nervosa, mentalretardation,and enuresis or to promote 'good health'.
Symptoms of Adenoiditis
Symptoms of adenoiditis can vary depending on what is causing the infection, but may include:
Swollen glands in the neck
Ear pain and other ear problems
Speaking with a nasal sound, as if you are speaking with a pinched nose
Snoring or sleep apnea (a condition where you stop breathing for a short amount of time during leep)
Medical Treatment Of Adenoiditis
Adenoiditis is treated with antibiotics. However, if patient has frequent infections, including ear and sinus infections, or antibiotics do not help, or if your child has ongoing breathing problems, surgery may be needed to remove the adenoids. This procedure is called an adenoidectomy.
Your ENT doctor may also recommend the tonsils be removed at the same time since adenoiditis and tonsillitis often go hand in hand. Surgery to remove the tonsils is called a tonsillectomy.
Adenoidectomy Surgery in India
An adenoidectomy is performed by a ENT Surgeon who specializes in ear, nose, and throat surgery. It occurs in a hospital or outpatient surgical center under general anesthesia, meaning your child is put to sleep. The tonsils and/or adenoids can be removed through the mouth so no additional incisions are made except for where the tissues are removed.
Most patients can go home following the procedure; but, you should expect to be in the surgical center for around four or five hours after the surgery so that patient can be carefully monitored. Your ENT doctor can give you more specific instructions as to what to expect based on patient particular health needs.
Recovery After Adenoidectomy
After surgery patient may feel nauseous until the anesthesia completely wears off. After the surgery patient has to stay atleast one day in the hospital. The surgeon will assess you after the surgery and decide on discharge.
At the time of discharge, the surgeon will give you a list of instructions about the Do’s and Dont’s. You will also be scheduled for your next visit at the time of discharge. In the week following the adenoidectomy, patient may experience the following:
Pain in ear or throat
Scabs in the Mouth