Adenoids are a kind of lymphatic tissue located in the nasopharynx, which increase in size due to their own factors or disease. The enlarged adenoids are a gathering place for bacteria to hide, and are also the main cause of nasal congestion and stagnant secretions, which can lead to sinusitis or aggravate sinusitis.
Children with adenoid hypertrophy in sinusitis can try conservative treatment, medication or surgery, and the choice of specific treatment options is determined by the patient’s specific situation.
Adenoid hypertrophy can lead to sinusitis; in some children, the otherwise normal adenoids can also become hyperplastic and enlarged under the stimulation of pus and snot from childhood sinusitis.
The adenoids are hyperplastic from 2 to 6 years of age and gradually shrink after 10 years of age. For mildly enlarged adenoids, interventional conservative treatment and medication are sufficient if not necessary.
If the patient’s condition is severe and the respiratory function is severely restricted, the hypertrophied adenoids can be removed by low-temperature plasma ablation to rapidly restore the drainage function of the nasal cavity and also reduce the frequency of sinusitis attacks in children.
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