Tonsils and adenoids are both made of lymphoid tissue similar to the glands in our neck and aresituated in the throat (tonsil -one on each side inside the mouth) and the adenoidal tissue is situated at the back of the nose where our mouth meets the back of the nose which is known as thenasopharynx. … Read more What are tonsils and adenoids?
COMMON INDICATIONS– adenoidal and tonsillar enlargement with obstruction, recurrent strepthroat GABHS positive children with comorbidities, recurrent tonsillar infection (7 in 1 year, 5/y in 2 years), obstructive sleep apnoea, suspected malignancy, recurrent quinsy post Adenoidal enlargement is diagnosed clinically by your ENT surgeon. Adenoidal removal is indicated within adenoidal tissue occupies greater than > 75% … Read more When do you need your Adenoids or Tonsils Removed?
What is a tonsillectomy and how is it performed recovery and risks? Tonsillectomy is performed on a general anaesthetic, the patient is completely sleeping and unaware of the procedure. The surgery takes 30 minutes with the anaesthetic the whole procedure may take anywhere between 45 and 60 minutes. It is commonly done as a day … Read more Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy Surgery
The classic B symptoms (lymphoma) such as night time fevers/night sweats or, weight loss, loss of appetite with or without tonsillar enlargement should also be considered for urgent referral. Significant tonsillar enlargement, bleeding, ulceration with or without asymmetry especially in adult /adolescent population require further investigation. Good history for obstructive sleep apnoea, severe habitual snoring … Read more Guidelines for GP referrals: Tonsillectomy or Adenoidectomy in children and adults