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Why do adenoids have susceptibility to chronic infections or earaches? Dan 07:31, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

  • Not sure why they are more susceptible to infections, but once they do get infected, they can block the tubes that drain from your ears, leading them to get blocked and cause the earaches.Jasont82 19:27, 23 October 2007 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jasont82 (talkcontribs)


Adenoidectomy is often performed on children between the ages of 1-6 years as adenoids provide aid to the body's immune system. That makes no sense — if they're helpful, why remove them? Jpatokal (talk) 07:23, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

I agree -- I've tweaked the text, but it still doesn't make sense. Sam Dutton (talk) 21:19, 11 March 2008 (UTC)
It seems strange to me as well. A guess would be that there is a missing in younger children, but the text should be based on more than guesses. Phizq (talk) 16:07, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

Adenoidectomy and enuresis[edit]

Paragraphs three and four of "History"  are very similar, if not identical, to paragraphs two, three, four and five, in "Adenoidectomy" , section headed 'history of the procedure', published in Medscape, author John E McClay. Neither in Medscape nor Wikipedia are there references for the claims made, most notably the association between enuresis and obstructive sleep apnea. If I am in error, I would be happy to be corrected.Mdscottis (talk) 22:14, 12 August 2012 (UTC)

Frequency of Adenoidectomy[edit]

It seems that there is contemporary information on the frequency of tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy. For example, the following is from Pubmed: "In 1996, an estimated 441,870 ± 23,315 children underwent some form of adenotonsillar surgery in the ambulatory and inpatient settings (60,034 ± 6994 tonsillectomies, 255,217 ± 18,960 adenotonsillectomies, and 126,619 ± 11,627 adenoidectomies), while in 2006, the total rose to 695,029 ± 36,979 children (58,111 ± 9645 tonsillectomies, 506,778 ± 32,054 adenotonsillectomies, and 129,540 ± 15,714 adenoidectomies). However, when examined according to infectious indications, a notable decline in the population rate of tonsillectomy from 0.62 per 1000 children in 1996 to 0.53 per 1000 in 2006 was found (P = 0.252). Moreover, the larger decline in the rate of adenotonsillectomy for infectious indications from 2.20 per 1000 to 1.46 per 1000 was significant (P = 0.003). There was no significant change adenoidectomy rates for chronic infectious etiologies (0.25 versus 0.21 per 1000, P = 0.326). CONCLUSION: Although there was an overall increase in the rate of performance of adenotonsillar surgery, population adjusted performance rates of these procedures specifically for infectious indications declined from 1996 to 2006."

I was thinking of replacing present information with something that incorporated the above. Guidance appreciated--Mdscottis (talk) 03:02, 19 August 2012 (UTC)

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