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A 32-year-old female asked about a male:

My son is only 3.5 years. he is diagnosed as adenoid hypertrophy, 4/5, snoring seriously, if its ok to do adenoidectomy on his age?

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Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Yes: It sounds like he has met the criteria for the procedure. His breathing is the most important concern. It is a safe procedure preformed by trained physicians. All the best.
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Rare complications : Fortunately complications of tonsillectomy are rare with good surgical technique, post operative pain control and medical care. On the other hand, sleep apnea from obstructive tonsils are problematic and cause poor sleep, among other complications. We always weigh the risk of the benefit with the risk of the procedure. Ask your surgeon questions before proceeding!

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Last updated May 12, 2017

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