Procedures & Tests - Adenoidectomy

(This procedure/test may also be known as: Adenoid Removal)

An adenoidectomy is surgery to take out the adenoid glands. These glands are located between the airway you breathe into through your nose and the back of your throat. Often, adenoid removal is done at the same time as a tonsillectomy (surgery to remove the tonsils).

An adenoidectomy may be recommended when enlarged adenoids are blocking your child's airway or when your child has chronic ear infections. Adenoid removal may also be recommended if your child has chronic or repeated bouts of tonsillitis.

Related Conditions

Related Conditions
Here are some of the conditions related to this procedure/test. Select a condition to get more information and resources: Apnea, Enlarged Adenoids.

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