My son had undergone adenoidectomy and tonsillectomy before two years yet he is suffering from symptoms of adenoid like snoring mouth breathing.last week we consulted an ent doctor.He suggested that the gland had grown much and advised us to perform adenoidectomy to my son or else it will damage his ears.Is it advisable to perform surgery again?
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Dr. Gladson Guddappa Uchil
ENT/ Otorhinolaryngologist 20 yrs exp Bangalore
Unfortunately yes! Your son underwent a conventional adenoidectomy which is a blind procedure where sometimes some tissues may be left behind which regrow and occlude the nasopharynx. He needs to undergo microdebrider assisted or coblation assisted adenoidectomy which is much safer and ensures a complete removal. It is however much more expensive due to the technologies involved and the consumables used.
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