Adenoidectomy is a technique through which the surgical removal of adenoids is carried out. Its indications, contraindications, procedure and post-operative care is comprehensively discussed. Moreover, complications are reported including haemorrhage and Grisel syndrome.
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Release Date – June 2019
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A procedure to remove adenoid surgically is known as adenoidectomy. Adenoidectomy is indicated for the purpose of curing adenoid hypertrophy, recurrent rhinosinusitis, dental malocclusion. Alongside, contraindications are reported. Also, the type of anaesthesia and position of patient is highlighted to carry out the procedure properly.
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Before going into the details of adenoidectomy procedure, it is important to examine nasopharynx. After that, steps of operation are elaborated. Other techniques of adenoidectomy include suction coagulator/diathermy, endoscopic transnasal adenoidectomy, and coblator plasma field device.
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Besides other measures of postoperative care, diet and oral hygiene are also important factors. Then haemorrhage is discussed with respect to the complication of adenoidectomy. Along with this, injury to eustachian tube opening and injury to pharyngeal musculature and vertebrae is also highlighted. Furthermore, Grisel syndrome is pursued. Afterwards, velopharyngeal insufficiency comes under consideration in conjunction with nasopharyngeal stenosis.