This surgery involves removal of the lymph atic tissue from behind the nose called the adenoids.
This is commonly done in children who develop enlargement of adenoid tissue secondary to repeated infections. Children present with complaints of nasal blockage, nasal discharge, mouth breathing, difficulty in concentrating in studies etc. The diagnosis is by clinical examination, endoscopic visualization and xray of the back of the nose.
Surgery is performed in general anaesthesia. The adenoid tissue is removed from the nose or the mouth. It does not involve any cut or stitches outside. There are various techniques to remove the adenoid tissue such as instruments, debrider, coblator. The child is usuallydischarged the same day of the surgery with nose drops and cold, pain medicines. Review is done after a week of the surgery.