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Paediatric otolaryngology

The most common causes of laryngological consultation for children are recurrent upper respiratory tract infections and ear infections and hearing loss. The cause of these ailments most often is the enlargement of the third tonsil and tonsils of the palate. According to the literature, such states usually appear between 1 and 10 years of age.

Typical symptoms include nasal obstruction, snoring at night, baby walking with an open mouth. As a result of the enlarged tonsils of the tonsils, the ear canal becomes impaired. Metastatic tonsillitis and alveolar tonsillitis, which cause airway obstruction, may lead to:

  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Impaired physical and intellectual development of the child
  • Recurrent infections of the throat, nose and paranasal sinuses and middle ear
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Speech disorders
  • Disorders in the growth of the dentition
  • Developmental anomalies in the area of ​​the mouth and face
  • Chronic respiratory and cardiovascular diseases exacerbated by obstruction of the airways.

At St. Luke every small patient is qualified for the surgery by a specialist laryngologist. It should be stressed that adequate early intervention contributes to the rapid reversal of disease and to the protection of the child from ear and respiratory diseases. Usually children between 3 and 10 are operated. If there are clear clinical symptoms, you can operate earlier.

Parents before and after surgery are always with their child. Only during surgery in the operating room will the child remain with the medical staff.

Laryngological surgeries, which we offer:

  1. Adenotomy – removal of the tonsil
    The treatment is performed under general anesthesia and under the control of the endoscope, which prevents the left part of the tonsils and re-growth. During treatment, techniques are used to minimize the possibility of postoperative bleeding. The patient comes back home a few hours after surgery.

2. Adenotonsillotomy – removal of throat tonsillectomy and undercut tonsillectomy
During treatment, special techniques are used to minimize the possibility of postoperative bleeding. The patient comes back home a few hours after surgery.
3. Tympanotomy – incision of the tympanic membrane
4. Put ventilation tubes in your ear
5. Operation of the removal of the middle and lateral cysts of the neck
6. Operation of the nasal septum and paranasal sinuses
7. Undercut the tongue and lip by laser method
In each case, the physician performs a qualification for a specific procedure during an outpatient consultation. After qualifying for surgery, the patient performs an anesthesia consultation during which the anesthesiologist determines the type of anesthesia and informs the patient about the perioperative details.

 

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