Adenoidectomy (also called Adult Tonsillectomy) is a surgical procedure that Dr. Dhirendra Singh Kushwah Offers, It removes adenoids and lymphoid tissue near the nasal passages.
What is Adenoidectomy?
Adenoidectomy involves the surgical removal of the adenoids, small patches of tissue found near the nasal passages. This procedure is performed to alleviate various conditions, especially those related to chronic infections and obstructed breathing.
The Surgical Process
- Access Through the Mouth
- Adenoid Removal
- Hemostasis (Bleeding Control)
- Closure of Incision (if applicable)
Types of Adenoidectomy
1. Traditional Adenoidectomy
This method completely removes the adenoid tissue. It is appropriate for cases with significant adenoid enlargement or recurrent infections.
2. Partial Adenoidectomy
Partial adenoidectomy removes a portion of the adenoid tissue while preserving some. It is considered when partial removal can effectively address the specific issue.
Techniques Employed in Adenoidectomy
1. Cold Curettage Adenoidectomy
This technique uses a curette, a spoon-shaped instrument, to scrape and remove the adenoid tissue. It is effective for both traditional and partial adenoidectomy.
2. Electrocautery Adenoidectomy
Electrocautery adenoidectomy employs electrical current to cut and remove the adenoid tissue. This technique reduces bleeding during the procedure.
3. Microdebrider Adenoidectomy
The microdebrider adenoidectomy utilizes a high-speed rotary device to remove adenoid tissue precisely. It minimizes trauma and enhances surgical accuracy.
Which Problems Are Treated with Adenoidectomy?
- Obstructed Breathing: Adenoidectomy is recommended when enlarged adenoids obstruct normal breathing, leading to symptoms like snoring, sleep apnea, and chronic nasal congestion.
- Chronic Ear Infections: Adenoidectomy may be considered part of the treatment plan in cases where recurrent ear infections are linked to enlarged adenoids.
- Chronic sinusitis related to adenoid enlargement may necessitate adenoidectomy to improve sinus drainage and alleviate symptoms.
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children: Children experiencing obstructive sleep apnea due to enlarged adenoids may benefit from adenoidectomy, improving their sleep quality and overall health.
- Speech and Swallowing Difficulties: Adenoidectomy can be recommended to relieve speech or swallowing difficulties attributed to enlarged adenoids.
- Recurrent Tonsillitis: Adenoidectomy may sometimes be performed alongside tonsillectomy to address recurrent infections in the throat and nasal passages.
Adenoidectomy, a specialized ENT surgical procedure offered by Dr. Dhirendra Singh Kushwah (ENT Specialist), is crucial in addressing various adenoid-related issues.
Whether to improve breathing, alleviate chronic infections, or resolve obstructive sleep apnea, adenoidectomy offers practical solutions for individuals seeking relief from adenoid-related health concerns. Understanding the different types of adenoidectomy, the techniques employed, and the situations in which it is needed empowers individuals to make informed decisions about their nasal and throat health, ultimately enhancing their overall well-being.