Adenoid and Tonsil Surgery

 Adenoid and Tonsil Surgery

Adenoid Surgery

Adenoids are lymphatic organs located on the back wall of the nostrils. Although it is found in all children, it does not give symptoms in every child. Adenoid-related findings often occur after the age of 2, and it can rarely be seen in children younger than 2 years old. It may show excessive growth due to genetics, allergic structure, frequent infections and cause complaints.

The most common complaint related to adenoids is obstructive sleep apnea in children. A healthy night's sleep is essential for growth and development in children. Growth hormone is secreted during healthy sleep. Extremely large adenoids can cause sleeping with mouth open, snoring and respiratory arrests during sleep in children. For this reason, it impairs sleep quality and causes growth and development retardation in children. In the long term, it may cause deterioration in the structure of the face and palate, thus causing fish mouth appearance and orthodontic dental problems. In addition, recurrent middle ear infections and treatment-resistant effusion (fluid accumulation) in the middle ear can be seen, since the aeration of the middle ear is through the nasal passages. While ear-related problems are temporary in the early period, if not treated, they can result in permanent hearing loss.

Adenoid surgery can be performed at any age, unlike tonsil surgery. The operations are performed with general anesthesia and the patient does not feel any pain during the operation. It is an operation that takes an average of 10 minutes, it is performed through the mouth and no visible incisions or stitches are applied. If necessary, it can be done in the same session with ear tube insertion or tonsil surgery.

After a few hours of observation after the surgery, the child can go home. It is recommended to be fed with liquid and soft foods for three days. Again, a few days after the operation, the child can return to his normal life completely. If it has been done together with tonsil surgery, it is appropriate to feed it with soft foods for a week. If a tube is inserted into the ears at the same time, it is appropriate to use ear plugs that prevent water from entering the ears for a few months.


Tonsil surgery (tonsillectomy) 5 times a year, 4 times in a row for two years, or 3 times or more in three consecutive years with tonsil infection (tonsillitis) attacks, or those with extremely large (grade 3 and above) tonsils and sleep breathing due to this It is applied in patients with sleep apnea and sleep apnea. It can be done safely in children 4 years and older. It is not recommended for younger children unless there is a very serious necessity.

The operation is performed under general anesthesia and takes an average of 15 minutes. It is made with heat energy with the help of a special tool called Thermal Welding. The advantage of this method is that there is no bleeding during the operation, the postoperative pain is felt at a minimum level and the recovery is faster. If the child has adenoid problem in the gasta, adenoid surgery can also be performed in the same session. If an adult patient has obstructive sleep apnea, uvula and soft palate surgery can also be performed in the same session.

The patient can go home a few hours after the surgery. Wound healing takes about 1 week. It is recommended to consume liquid and soft foods for a week. The risk of bleeding after surgery is very low.

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