An adenoidectomy is the removal of the adenoid (lymphatic tissue found behind the nose). The adenoids are removed to treat nasal obstruction and sinus and nasal infections in young children. They can also be removed as part of treatment for middle ear problems. The tonsils and adenoids are sometimes removed together as treatment for sleep apnea.
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What is an adenoidectomy?
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What are possible side effects of anesthesia in children?
Although anesthetics can provide complete pain relief and loss of consciousness during an operation, they do occasionally have side effects in both adults and children. They tend to decrease breathing, heart action and blood pressure. The anesthesiologist is specially trained to ensure that these anesthetic effects are minimized. Different children may awaken from anesthesia at differing rates. Some children may be fully alert upon arriving in the recovery room. Others may be groggy for hours after surgery. If you have any concerns about your child's recovery, you should feel free to ask your anesthesiologist. Although operations are much safer these days, they still produce stress on the body and may cause your child to have a "sick" feeling. Nausea and vomiting are occasional side effects after surgery and anesthesia.
How do I prepare for a Wada test?
Brigham and Women's Hospital answeredThe following are the things you need to know before undergoing the Wada test -- a routine procedure for patients who are being evaluated for certain types of brain surgery:
- You will need to have routine blood tests, including a chemistry profile, complete blood count, clotting tests, and usually anti-epileptic drug levels done within two to three weeks of the test.
- If you are taking Coumadin (warfarin), call your doctor five days before the procedure. It will be necessary to stop taking it before your procedure.
- Let us know if you have an allergy to x-ray contrast so that we can take the necessary precautions. If you are allergic to contrast, you may need to take medications beginning the day before the procedure to reduce the risk of an allergic reaction.
- Make plans for someone to come with you to your procedure. During the procedure you may receive medicine that will make you drowsy. You will not be able to drive afterwards. Please have someone available to drive you home.
The day before the Wada test procedure:
- Do not eat or drink anything after midnight.
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- You should take your routine medications, both the night before and the morning of the procedure (or as scheduled), with a small sip of water.