An adenoidectomy is a quick operation to remove the adenoids – small lumps of tissue at the back of the nose, behind the palate. It takes about 30 minutes to perform and is carried out in hospital by an ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgeon.(Read more about hospital in iran)
Adenoids are part of the immune system, which helps fight infection and protects the body from bacteria and viruses.Adenoids are only present in children. They start to grow from birth and are biggest when your child is approximately three to five years old.They are only found in kids. They begin to grow from birth and are largest when your child is roughly 3 to 5 to years of age.But by age seven to eight they start to shrink and by the late teens, are barely visible. By adulthood, the adenoids will have disappeared completely.However, by age 7 to 8 they begin to reduce in size and by the late teens, are hardly noticeable. By adulthood, the adenoids will have vanished totally.
It might be essential to remove the adenoids if they get inflamed or enlarged because of:breathing issues, like frequently breathing through their mouth or shortness of breathdifficulty sleeping, especially if breathing issues result in sleep apnea and snoringpersistent or recurrent issues with the ears, like middle ear infections or glue earChronic or recurrent sinusitis, resulting in symptoms like nasal-sounding speech, a continuously runny nose and facial pain.
What affects the final cost of Adenoidectomy?
Type of anesthesia or sedation
Other treatments performed in conjunction
Adenoidectomy cost in iran starts from $470
Swollen adenoids block the airways and can cause the following symptoms:frequent ear infectionssore throatdifficulty swallowingdifficulty breathing through the nosehabitual mouth breathingobstructive sleep apnea, which involves periodic lapses in breathing during sleep
Swollen adenoids obstruct the breathing passages and can bring about the following symptoms :recurrent ear infectionssore throatdifficulty ingestingdifficulty breathing through the noseregular mouth breathingobstructive sleep apnea that entails periodic lapses in breathing while sleeping
Repeated middle ear infections due to swollen adenoids and clogged Eustachian tubes have serious implications, such as hearing loss, which can also lead to speech problems.Recurring middle ear infections because of inflamed adenoids and blocked Eustachian tubes have severe consequences, like hearing loss that may as well cause speech issues.
Your child’s physician might suggest an adenoid removal if your child has persistent ear or throat infections that:
do not respond to antibiotic treatmentshappen over five or eight times annuallyhinder your child’s education because of regular absences.
The throat and mouth bleed more readily compared to other parts of the body, so your doctor might ask for a blood test to find out whether your child’s blood clots properly and if their red and white blood count is normal. Preoperative blood tests might help your child’s doctor make sure that there will not be too much bleeding during and after the surgery.In the week before surgery, don’t give your child any medicine that can affect blood clotting, such as ibuprofen or aspirin. You may use acetaminophen (Tylenol) for pain. If you’re in doubt about which medicines are appropriate, talk with your doctor.The day before surgery, your child should have nothing to eat or drink after midnight. This includes water. If the doctor prescribes medicine to be taken before the surgery, give it to your child with a small sip of water.
The procedure has very few risks. Removing the adenoids won't put your child at greater risk of getting infection. The body's immune system is well able to deal with viruses and bacteria without the adenoids. However, as with all surgery, there is a small risk of complications such as infection, bleeding, nasal discharge, or an allergic reaction to the anesthetic. But as with all operation, there is a small risk of complications like an allergic reaction to the anesthetic, bleeding, infection or nasal discharge. There might also be some short-term minor health issues like a blocked nose for some, sore throat or earache.
What are the advantages of Adenoidectomy?
A: The benefits of surgery are:
Is it common to have bad breath after Adenoidectomy surgery?
A: Bad breath is common few days after the adenoidectomy. This is because of nose charring using electro-cautery during the procedure. This usually settles within a few days as antibiotics are also prescribed to reduce the smell.
After how long patient can return to normal activities?
The patient may return to school 2-3 days after the operation.
Can the Adenoids grow again?
Adenoids can re-grow in about 5% of patients and is more likely to happen in younger patient.
What are the other treatments available?
For blocked nose and rhinitis, steroid nasal sprays will be given to improve the symptoms and to shrink the size of the enlarged adenoids. Although there are no alternative treatments for enlarged adenoids other than leaving alone and in majority cases surgery is the option.