Journal of Otology & RhinologyISSN: 2324-8785

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Review Article, J Otol Rhinol Vol: 6 Issue: 3

Adenoids and Its Management: A Review of Surgical Methods

Olajide TG*

Department of Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery, Federal Teaching Hospital Ido, Ekiti, Nigeria

*Corresponding Author : Dr. Olajide Toye G , MBBS (Ilo), FWACS(W/A), FMCORL(Nig.), AMC(ASCON)
Consultant Otorhinolaryngologist / Head & Neck Surgeon, Federal Teaching Hospital, P.M.B. 201, 4, Ekiti State, Post Code 371001, Nigeria, West Africa
Tel: +2348034656993
[email protected]

Received: June 13, 2017 Accepted: June 21, 2017 Published: June 28, 2017

Citation: Olajide TG (2017) Adenoids and Its Management: A Review of Surgical Methods. J Otol Rhinol 6:3. doi: 10.4172/2324-8785.1000316


Adenoids remained unrecognized because of their inaccessible location and the fact that most adenoidal pathology occurred in young children. Adenoidectomy is the surgical procedure in which the adenoids are removed. Removal of the adenoids is indicated when they are chronically infected or causing obstruction. Since the earliest descriptions of adenoidectomy, numerous techniques have been described and used successfully. All techniques are based on the principle of adequate visualization and removal of the adenoids without damage to the surrounding structures. The advent of endoscopic sinus surgery has popularized the use of endoscopes. The aim of this paper is to review various surgical techniques of adenoidectomy.

Keywords: Adenoids; Pharyngeal tonsil; Surgical methods

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