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Is tonsillectomy and adenoid removal very safe for a 4 yr old child?

Is tonsillectomy and adenoid removal very safe for a 4 yr old child?

Yes.: Adenotonsillectomy is a very safe, usually outpatient procedure in a child. The combined procedure is indicated when a child has obstructive sleep apnea, sleep disordered breathing, or chronic mouth breathing, swallowing difficulty and alteration of facial growth due to enlargement of the tonsils and adenoid. We take special precautions and watch children diagnosed with sleep apnea very closely. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Rickert
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Adenoids (Definition)

Adenoids are lymphatic tissue found in the airway behind the nose in the back of the throat. Adenoids are made up of the same type of tissue as the tonsils. Both help fight infections. However, unlike the tonsils, they cannot be seen by looking in the throat. Adenoids are found in children and begin to regress before puberty. In children, enlarged adenoids can cause obstruction of the nasal airway leading to difficulty breathing, breathing through the mouth, nasally voice, ...Read more


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My child is day 9 post op for tonsillectomy and adenoid removal and she is still in a lot of pain and still has lots of phlegm....is this normal?

My child is day 9 post op for tonsillectomy and adenoid removal and she is still in a lot of pain and still has lots of phlegm....is this normal?

Mgt: I agree that a follow up appt is indicated. In the meantime, provide non acidic fluids and monitor her temperature. If there is a fever, please urgently call your physician. ...Read more

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Could adenoid removal in an adult age 64 be of concern for cancer, or could it be due to severe allergies?

Could adenoid removal in an adult age 64 be of concern for cancer, or could it be due to severe allergies?

Adenoids: Not sure why they are removing adenoids in a 64 year old person, unless it is a surgery for snoring. Adenoids can be obstructive, cancer is very rare. ...Read more

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Should anything happen to your face after adenoid removal?

Should anything happen to your face after adenoid removal?

Face change: No change to outer face but occasionally it can change voice. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel nose pain from adenoid removal?

Yes: Many people feel soreness in the back of their nose for a few days after adenoids ae removed. ...Read more

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Tonsils and adenoid removal- covered by medicaid?

Tonsils and adenoid removal- covered by medicaid?

Yes: However, the criteria for the procedure must be obtained. Tonsils are removed for sleep disordered breathing, several bouts of recurrent tonsillitis, dysphagia, failure to thrive, speech abnormalities. Sometimes specific insurance companies have specific criteria. There are multiple medicaid companies per state and each one may have different criteria. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the risks of the adenoid removal surgery?

See below: The risks of adenoidectomy include pain, infection, bleeding, velopharyngeal insufficiency (which means inability to close the nose from the mouth when speaking or swallowing), regrowth of the adenoids. ...Read more

Dr. Lily Bhattacharya
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Inappropriate Behavior (Definition)

Grossly inappropriate behavior is a clinical finding in which a person displays behavior that does not meet typical social norms. This can occur with psychiatric illnesses such as schizophrenia ...Read more