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Adenoidectomy in Children

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jun 5, 2024.

What do I need to know about an adenoidectomy?

An adenoidectomy is surgery to remove your child's adenoids. Adenoids are located at the back of your child's nasal passage. They may need to be removed if they are enlarged or if they cause infections often.

Adenoid and Tonsil Removal

How should I prepare my child for an adenoidectomy?

What will happen during an adenoidectomy?

What should I expect after my child's surgery?

What are the risks of an adenoidectomy?

Your child may get an infection. Throat pain may cause your child to not eat or drink enough, and he or she may become dehydrated. Swelling in his or her throat may cause your child to have difficulty breathing.

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