November 29, 2022

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Do children with tonsil hypertrophy need surgery?

Do children with tonsil hypertrophy need surgery?


Do children with tonsil hypertrophy need surgery?   Adenoids, also known as pharyngeal tonsils, are the interface between breathing and eating. Together with the tonsils, it forms the first line of defense against foreign pathogenic microorganisms.

Do children with tonsil hypertrophy need surgery?

 

Adenoid hyperplasia and tonsil hypertrophy can cause repeated colds and inflammation of the respiratory tract, and even cause allergies and asthma. According to research conducted by Boston University in the United States, snoring can damage children’s memory and intelligence, and adenoid hyperplasia is an important cause of sleep snoring in children.

Therefore, adenoid hyperplasia and tonsil hypertrophy should be treated separately. However, tonsillectomy and adenoid curettage should be treated with caution, because this can cause loss of local immunity.

Adenoids, also known as pharyngeal tonsils, are the interface between breathing and eating. Together with the tonsils, it forms the first line of defense against foreign pathogenic microorganisms. But when pathogenic microorganisms invade themselves and become infected, pathological proliferation will occur.

The physiological location of adenoids is hidden and cannot be diagnosed without the aid of instruments, so it has been overlooked and missed for a long time. In addition, when the symptoms are mild, children can still live and move normally during the day, and parents are also easy to neglect.

 

In the past, tonsillectomy and adenoid curettage were often used, but now many doctors do not advocate surgical treatment, and parents are unwilling to accept it. There are several main reasons:

  1. The child is too young to cooperate with the operation;
  2. General anesthesia is given to children who are too young, which may cause harm to the body;
  3. Traumatic surgery is prone to bleeding and other complications; the fourth and most important one is that after removing this important line of defense from the child’s body, the local resistance completely disappears. If you encounter a virus or bacteria, it will not only cause it more easily Upper respiratory tract infection, and directly poses a threat to the child’s lungs.

However, if children’s tonsils and adenoid hyperplasia are not cured, it is also a headache for parents and doctors. It causes children to catch colds repeatedly and have upper respiratory symptoms. When going to the hospital for treatment, doctors often prescribe antibiotics. Extensive use of antibiotics not only cannot cure tonsils and adenoid hyperplasia fundamentally, and solve children’s repeated colds, but it is particularly harmful to children.

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