The treatment of adenoids. Cold Plasma Adenotomy
Excessively enlarged (hypertrophied) lymphoid tissue, which forms the basis of the nasopharyngeal tonsil, is familiar to many under the formidable word “adenoids.” Frequent colds, difficulty in nasal breathing, mouth breathing, frequent otitis media (inflammation of the middle ear) are often the result of adenoid vegetation or hypertrophy of the nasopharyngeal tonsil. This is one of the most common ENT diseases, which occurs not only in children but also in adults.
Treat or remove?
Objective indications for the surgical treatment of adenoid vegetation are
• Frequent adenoiditis (inflammation of adenoids) – being almost constantly in a state of inflammation, adenoids are not only unable to fulfill their protective function, but they themselves become a source of chronic infection
• Violation of full nasal breathing, snoring – hypertrophied nasopharyngeal tonsil makes normal nasal breathing impossible, which leads to oxygen starvation, headaches, mental and physical development retardation, facial bones deformation, malocclusion and, as a result, tooth enamel damage.
• Otitis or eustachitis, hearing impairment – by closing the mouth of the Eustachian tube, the adenoid interferes with the free passage of air in the middle ear, creating favorable conditions for the development and spread of infections. An accumulation of fluid occurs inside the ear behind the eardrum, which prevents the auditory ossicles and the eardrum from moving, resulting in serious hearing impairment. In such cases, the removal of adenoids is accompanied by shunting of the eardrum.
• Adenoid vegetation of the II-III degree, in which adenoids almost completely block the lumen of the nasal passages and the mouth of the auditory tubes. One of the most common complications is bronchitis. The lack of full nasal breathing leads to allergies.
However, only a qualified ENT doctor can make the right choice in favor of the surgical method after conducting an absolutely painless and objective endoscopic examination.
Cold plasma coblation (ablation) – a high-tech, bloodless surgical technique
The unique cold-plasma coblation technique used at the Mozart Clinic dramatically changed the operation called adenotomy. More recently, this common operation was accompanied by large blood loss, unpredictable bleeding, pain. And today it is absolutely painless, minimally invasive, as short as possible in time and safe operation. The energy of a narrowly focused cloud of cold plasma allows you to accurately affect the selected tissue without heating and burning the surrounding tissue. The simultaneous ability to destroy and coagulate tissues has made cold plasma coblation one of the most effective methods in high-tech surgery.
How is the operation?
Cold plasma adenotomy is performed under safe general anesthesia and does not cause any discomfort to the patient. The hypertrophied tissue of the nasopharyngeal tonsil is precisely targeted by the help of a cloud of cold narrowly focused plasma under full visual video endoscopic control, which ensures complete evaporation of the adenoid vegetation. Bleeding with this surgical method is excluded, since capillaries and even the smallest vessels are immediately coagulated.
Operation time does not exceed 15 minutes
The operation is so less traumatic and safe that within a few hours after it, the patient can leave the clinic.
A timely operation will help restore full nasal breathing, hearing, normal sleep and return you to an active life!