Adenoiditis is the inflammatory growth of the pharyngeal tonsil located on the vault of the nasopharynx. During inflammation, adenoids increase in size, blocking nasal breathing. There are several methods of treating adenoiditis. The most effective adenoiditis treatment therapies are conservative, operative and cryotherapy.
Adenoiditis is an inflammatory disease of the nasopharyngeal tonsils, characterized by the growth of lymphoid tissue. The condition can develop at any age, but it is mainly diagnosed in children of preschool age. This pattern is because the child's immunity is developing, and the body is still quite sensitive to infections.
Adenoids consist of lymphoid tissue and are an organ of local immunity for ear, nose and throat organs. There are some risk factors leading to tissue growth:
- Chronic infections;
- Adverse environmental conditions;
- Poor nutrition and allergies.
Adenoids can be suspected in the case of permanent nasal congestion - the child constantly breathes through the mouth in case of prolonged rhinitis and hearing loss.
Growing in the nasopharynx, they create a mechanical obstacle to the air passage. Prolonged oral breathing leads to frequent bronchitis, pharyngitis, and tracheitis. In addition, difficulty breathing guides to sleep disturbance and memory deterioration.
Non-surgical treatment includes a combination of antibiotics, inhalations, and physiotherapy. Among physiotherapy, UV, ozone, and laser therapy have shown great effectiveness.
In the later stages, surgical treatment is required. The indication for surgical treatment is the size of the adenoids and the degree of breathing issues. Surgeons perform both classical removal and cryotherapy (low temperatures gland removal).
Where can I get Adenoiditis treatment?
What are the best clinics for Adenoiditis treatment?
Who are the best doctors for Adenoiditis?
Prof. Dr. med. Markus Suckfull from Academic Hospital Martha-Maria Munich
Prof. Dr. med. Markus Jungehulsing from MEOCLINIC Berlin
Prof. Dr. Sami Katircioglu from Memorial Sisli Hospital Istanbul
Prof. Dr. med. Jan Maurer from Academic Hospital Koblenz-Montabaur
Prof. Dr. med. Barbara Wollenberg from University Hospital rechts der Isar Munich