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Surgery to remove the polyps (Adenoidectomy)

Surgery to remove the polyps (Adenoidectomy)

Question:

- I have a girl of 2 years and 11 months. For two months the girl has been ill. I went to 3 doctors and received 3 diagnoses. She has a cough loaded, now she does not hear, her nose is flowing and she has polyps. I gave him antibiotics like: klacid, ceklor and augin syrups. I gave him cough syrups as: eurespal, ambroxol and natural pine, fir and other syrups, many teas. Can a girl be operated on at this age? Even if it's racita?

Answer:

Adenoidectomy (polyp removal operation) has no restrictions on the age at which it can be performed.

Adenoidectomy (polyp removal operation) has no restrictions on the age at which it can be performed.
Usually, however, it occurs frequently after the age of 1 year, on the one hand because adenoid vegetation rarely causes complications before this age and on the other, because a higher frequency of relapses has been observed after interventions in children under one year.
However, like any surgery, this is not done at the request of the parents, but has certain indications, represented by:

  • confirmation by ENT consultation of the inflammation and hypertrophy of the adenoid vegetation
  • the appearance of respiratory disorders and infectious complications, such as: chronic nasal obstruction (clogged nose) that in time causes the appearance of changes in the appearance of the face (adenoid facies), oral breathing, night snoring, nasal voice, recurrent otitis media, sinusitis and recurrent rhinopharyngitis.
    The presence of an acute infection or a febrile illness is a temporary contraindication for the intervention.
    Therefore, if the specialist ENT and / or pediatrician recommends adenoidectomy, the intervention will be postponed until the acute infection is resolved.
    Alina Pop-Began
    - Resident doctor - Anesthesia and Intensive Care-
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