Adenoidectomy is the surgical removal of the adenoids. They may be removed for several reasons, including impaired breathing through the nose and chronic infections or earaches. The surgery is common. It is most often done on an outpatient basis under general
anesthesia. Post-operative pain is generally minimal and prevented with an abundance of icy or cold foods, though dairy foods such as ice cream should be avoided, as they coat the back of the throat, encouraging the body to produce phlegm, which can interfere with healing. The procedure can sometimes be combined with a tonsillectomyif needed. Recovery time can range from several hours to two or three days (though as age increases so does recovery time).
Adenoidectomy is often performed on children aged 1-6, as adenoids help the body's immune system. Adenoids become
vestigial organsin adults.
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adenoidectomy — [ad΄ n oid΄ek′tə mē, ad΄noi dek′tə mē] n. pl. adenoidectomies [ ADENOID(S) + ECTOMY] the surgical removal of the adenoids … English World dictionary
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adenoidectomy — n. surgical removal of the adenoids … English contemporary dictionary
adenoidectomy — ad·e·noid·ec·to·my … English syllables
adenoidectomy — n. surgical removal of the adenoids in patients who suffer from either glue ear or difficulty in breathing through the nose … The new mediacal dictionary
adenoidectomy — /ædənɔɪˈdɛktəmi/ (say aduhnoy dektuhmee) noun (plural adenoidectomies) the operation of removing the adenoids … Australian English dictionary
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