Adenoid Hypertrophy

Adenoid tissue, the sister to tonsils that sits in the back of the nose, can become enlarged to the point of obstructing the back of the nose.  It can mimic nasal allergy, causing not only nasal obstruction but congestion as well.

We rule out adenoid hypertrophy in the office using nasal endoscopy that our patients and parents can view with Dr. Ludwick.

While adenoidectomy requires general anesthesia, there is very little post-operative discomfort and children resume a normal level of activity the next day.

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