Adenoids/ Adenoid hypertrophy

Adenoids are small lumps of tissue at the back of the nose, above the roof of the mouth. Adenoids are part of the immune system, which helps fight infection and protects the body from bacteria and viruses. Adenoids are bigger when you are a child. They then start to shrink, and usually disappear by the time you are an adult.

Adenoidectomy is the procedure to remove the adenoids. It is indicated when the adenoids are grossly enlarged leading to breathing problems through the nose, obstructive sleep apnoea, glue ear, recurrent middle ear infections and sinusitis. He would carry out Adenoidectomy for children at Spire Hospital in Hull or through the Lindsey suite at Scunthorpe General hospital or Trent Cliffs Private Health Care at Scunthorpe..

Adenoid Hypertrophy