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Polyps (Adenoid Vegetation)

Polyps (Adenoid Vegetation)

Question:

- good day I have a concern I have a boy from 5 years to two years and half have taken away polyps so I had no problems recently I went to the family doctor for a mild cold and he suggested we go again to ENT to see if he has polyps again if yes to remove them again because his growth slows down, please clarify to me how polyps affect growth.Thank you worried mom

Answer:

Adenoid vegetation (polyps) through the nasal obstruction produce a chronic respiratory disorder, with hypoxia (the oxygen level reaching the brain is low) and perioronasal cyanosis discrete but permanent.

Adenoid vegetation (polyps) through the nasal obstruction produce a chronic respiratory disorder, with hypoxia (the oxygen level reaching the brain is low) and perioronasal cyanosis discrete but permanent.
Also the presence of adenoid vegetation favors respiratory dragging infections and in the field of ENT, infections that are commonly accompanied by diarrhea in the child.
In the long term, chronic respiratory disorder and repeated infections can lead to developmental disorders:

  • adenoid facies: small nose, open mouth, cracked lips, "naughty" look with pale face with lost and expressionless look
  • chest insufficiently developed, chronic adenoiditis associated with signs of rickets
  • delay in staturo-weight development, to which anorexia (lack of appetite) and malabsorption due to repeated diarrhea contribute.
    All of these disorders are a consequence of the clinical manifestations of chronic adenoiditis; if your boy does not have any of the characteristic symptoms (nasal obstruction, oral breathing, nasal voice, night snoring) it is unlikely to have recurred the polyps.
    A consultation with a specialist ENT doctor can confirm or deny the presence of adenoid vegetation and determine the opportunity for a new intervention.
    Alina Pop-Began
    - Resident doctor - Anesthesia and Intensive Care-
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