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Caption = Location of the adenoid
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ICD9 = 28
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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 tonsillectomy if 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 organs in adults.



External links

* [ Surgery Encyclopedia: Adenoidectomy]
* [ Adenoidectomy - throat operation to remove swollen adenoids]
* [ eMedicine - Adenoidectomy]

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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

  • adenoidectomy — /ad n oy dek teuh mee/, n., pl. adenoidectomies. Surg. surgical removal of the adenoids. [1905 10; ADENOID + ECTOMY] * * * …   Universalium

  • adenoidectomy — noun Surgical removal of the adenoids, or of adenoid growths in the nasopharynx; commonly performed along with tonsillectomy …   Wiktionary

  • adenoidectomy — An operation for the removal of adenoid tissue in the nasopharynx. [adenoid + G. ektome, excision] * * * ad·e·noid·ec·to·my .ad ən .ȯi dek tə mē n, pl mies surgical removal of the adenoids * * * n. surgical removal of the …   Medical dictionary

  • 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

  • adenoidectomy — noun surgical removal of the adenoids; commonly performed along with tonsillectomy • Hypernyms: ↑ablation, ↑extirpation, ↑cutting out, ↑excision …   Useful english dictionary

  • Аденоидэктомия (Adenoidectomy) — хирургическое удаление аденоидов у больных, страдающих экссудативным отитом, или у кого затруднено дыхание через нос. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

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