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Adenoidectomy: Conventional or Endoscopic Assisted?

Anuj K Goel

Keywords : Adenoid,Nasal obstruction,Nasopharynx

Citation Information : Goel AK. Adenoidectomy: Conventional or Endoscopic Assisted?. Clin Rhinol An Int J 2017; 10 (2):74-77.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10013-1312

License: CC BY 3.0

Published Online: 01-12-2009

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; The Author(s).



Adenoid hypertrophy is known as the most common cause of nasal obstruction in children; thus, adenoidectomy is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures in the pediatric population. We performed both conventional and endoscopic-assisted adenoidectomies in 54 patients. Our objectives were to compare the efficacy of both methods in terms of subjective and objective relief of symptoms, safety, recurrence, and postoperative morbidity.

Materials and methods

Fifty-four patients were studied and were diagnosed depending upon clinical examination and radiological investigation. The patients were operated by either conventional or endoscopic-assisted adenoidectomy (EAA). Intraoperative and postoperative complications were looked for. After discharge from the hospital, the patients were called for follow-up on 1st week, 3rd week, 2nd and 4th month, and patients were asked for relief of symptoms and examined for nasal disease and for recurrence.


Adenoid hypertrophy was seen commonly in children and the most common presenting complaints were nasal obstruction, mouth breathing, and snoring. The patients were diagnosed to have chronic adenoiditis, chronic adenotonsillitis, with or without chronic suppurative otitis media. More number of patients became symptom free with EAA as compared with conventional adenoidectomy.


Conventional adenoidectomy and EAA both have comparable success rates. Endoscopic-assisted adenoidectomy allows complete removal of adenoid tissue, thereby reducing the chances of developing recurrent adenoid obstructive symptoms and reducing the bacterial reservoir in the nasopharynx.

How to cite this article

Goel AK. Adenoidectomy: Conventional or Endoscopic Assisted? Clin Rhinol An Int J 2017;10(2):74-77.

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