Removing the adenoids in adults

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July 8, 2019
removing the adenoids in adults

Adenoids of the 3rd degree in adults are characterized by proliferation of lymphoid tissue. In this case, adenoids in the nasopharynx in an adult cover some areas of the ear (middle) and the airway. Breathing with the nose is impossible at any time of the day, hearing is reduced, frequent illnesses associated with inflammation of the respiratory and hearing organs appear.

Adenoid removal, also called an adenoidectomy, is a common surgery to remove the adenoids. The adenoids are glands located in the roof of the mouth, behind the soft palate where the nose connects.

Adenoids are glands at the back of the throat that can become swollen and sometimes infected in children. If enlarged adenoids are causing problems, such as breathing or sleeping difficulties.

Webmd explains why you might need a tonsillectomy and how the recovery differs between kids and their parents.

Adenoids, located higher up in the mouth-- behind the nose and roof of the mouth. It is most commonly seen in children, but sometimes affect adults.