When Do Kids Need Tonsillectomy

Tonsils are cone-shaped lumps of tissue embedded in the throat.

Tonsillectomy is defined as a surgical procedure performed with or without Adenoidectomy that involves complete removal   of tonsils including its sheath (capsule) 

There are various indications for tonsillectomy.   The common causes are like

  1. Recurrent throat  infections  leading  to surgery  and indiscriminate  usage of  antibiotics  and  problems

Tied to slow growth, bed wetting, hyperactive behavior.

  1. Sleep disorder    Now  a days  this  has become one of  the common reasons  for tonsillectomy which includes  the symptoms like  excessive  daytime sleepiness,  insomnia,  soaring, breathing  through  mouth,   sudden stoppage of breathing  during  sleep,  _____  of the  time,  this  above conditions goes unrecognized by parents,  but it has detrimental effects on the body like  stomach    and  lungs.  

Other Indications like  :

Chronic Rhinosinusitis and symptoms of constant running nose,  headache, difficulty in breathing through nose irritability,  can be relieved by adenoTonsillectomy.

Hearing disorders due to retention of fluid in the middle  ear are sometimes caused by blockage of the tube connecting nose and throat due to chronic adenotonsillitis.

Lack of clarity of speech and difficulty in swallowing due to the large size of tonsils can be improved by adenotonsillectomy. 

This article is to emphasize the need for proper selection of candidates for this procedure at the same time avoiding unnecessary surgeries in children who does not and to achieve maximum benefits and prevent unavoidable complications.

Dr.T. SOWJANYA

ENT  SURGEON

MBBS,DLO (DNB)

CONSULTANT – PRATHIMA  HOSPITALS

 

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