Adenoid Hypertrophy surgery in Dubai
Are you witnessing that your child is having discomfort while breathing? Does the child seem exhausted? Is your child snoring or making noise during the night?These could essentially be the signs and symptoms of adenoid hypertrophy or tonsil hypertrophy.
Many troublesome symptoms, primarily affecting the airways and adjacent structures, can be due to undiagnosed adenoid hypertrophy.
There is a tissue pad at the back of the nose that is called adenoids. They are like tonsils and they serve as a barrier to hazardous bacteria, viruses and fungus entering the mouth or nose, keeping you healthy. The adenoids and tonsils might grow due to an inflammatory reaction that occurs when they trap bacteria that enter the body.
Recurrent acute infections or prolonged infections might cause chronic adenoid inflammation. Although adenoid hypertrophy typically affects youngsters. However, adults who smoke or are exposed to more pollutants may also be more prone to adenoid enlargement owing to irritation.
Common symptoms of Adenoid Hypertrophy
The majority of people show mild enlargement and are asymptomatic. Partial or whole obstruction of the nasal airway is frequent in situations with more severe hypertrophy. This obstruction frequently causes mouth breathing, the unintentional propensity to breathe via the mouth rather than the nose. Middle ear infections, nasal blockage, foul breath, runny nose and sleep disruption or sleep apnea are some notable symptoms to watch out for. Some of the common symptoms also include snoring, noisy breathing, and recurrent symptoms of sinus.
Potential causes of Adenoid Hypertrophy
The adenoids and tonsils might grow due to an inflammatory reaction in your body. They are Lymphoid tissue. Adenoid hypertrophy is primarily brought on by viral, bacterial or fungal infections.
In some circumstances, pollutants and allergies, and smoking can also lead to adenoid hypertrophy. The adenoids experience a similar inflammatory reaction when allergens come into touch with the adenoid tissue that causes them to grow.
Is Adenoid Hypertrophy common in children?
Yes,it is very common in children. However, when your child is constantly having mouth breathing, nasal obstruction, snoring and difficulty breathing they need to be checked. As mentioned medical treatment is given, however when a severe obstruction is seen there is a need to perform surgery.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Adenoid Hypertrophy
Medical history and a physical examination are often used to detect adenoid hypertrophy. If the aforementioned symptoms are prominent, a doctor may do a nasopharyngoscopy or use a special mirror in the mouth to check the nose and throat. Moreover, CT-Scans and X-rays may be used for diagnosis imaging.
Treatment for symptomatic adenoid enlargement concentrates on addressing the underlying cause of the condition. Depending on the etiological agent, bacterial infections are often treated with a specific antibiotic course. In contrast to bacterial infections, viral infections do not react to medications and typically go away on their own within 5 to 7 days. Intranasal corticosteroids, oral antihistamines, and oral steroids can all be used to treat allergic symptoms. Surgical removal of the adenoids may be necessary for chronic infection or persistent enlargement and symptoms.
An adenoidectomy is a safe surgery that can relieve your child’s problems related to breathing, swallowing, or recurrent ear infections. When performed with Coblation, this surgery is very effective, and there is minimal bleeding. This video shows endoscopic visualization of the back of the nose.
Dr Peter Baptista performs Adenoidectomy with Coblation that uses radiofrequency energy to remove adenoids. It is not possible to reach these areas in the conventional way of surgery. Adenoidectomy is minimally invasive and completely removes the adenoid tissue with significantly reduced blood loss and operation time and faster recovery.
Performing surgery for Adenoid Hypertrophy
If there is a large obstruction of the airway at the back of the nose due adenoid hypertrophy.
Surgery for Adenoid hypertrophy is performed under general anaesthesia. The procedure is through the mouth. May be combined with Tonsillectomy if needed. Usually done as a day case, where the child or older patient can go home the same day. In older patients it can be performed through the nose through an endoscopic view. There is no visible scar.
Dr. Peter Baptista has vast experience performing this surgery with Coblation, a minimal invasive technique that allows removal practically in a bloodless surgical field.
Why Choose Dr. Peter Baptista for Adenoid Hypertrophy surgery in Dubai?
Dr. Peter Baptista is an ENT specialist with extensive experience in treating various conditions, including adenoid hypertrophy in Dubai. He possesses significant knowledge in the domain and uses marvel techniques backed with innovation to carry out adenoid hypertrophy surgery in Dubai.
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