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Is removing adenoids a good idea?

There has been a large amount of research into the removal of adenoids and when it is indicated. There are two main situations where adenoid removal is known to be beneficial. 

  • Infection: Repeated ear infections, sinus infections, and other bacterial infections of the head and neck may be treated by removing the adenoids. Adenoid tissue can act as a storage site for bacteria in some children, which leads to recurrent infections.
  • Obstruction: Rarer than infection, extremely large adenoids can lead to difficulty breathing through the nose and, in some cases, swallowing. In infants and toddlers, removing the adenoids may reduce or resolve symptoms of obstruction.

What is adenoid removal (adenoidectomy) with ear tube insertion surgery?

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