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Adenoidectomy techniques for sleep disordered breathing

  • Ron B. Mitchell
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    Address reprint requests and correspondence: Ron B. Mitchell, MD, Department of Otolaryngology, Virginia Commonwealth University, PO Box 980146, Richmond VA 23298
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    Department of Otolaryngology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
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      Adenoidectomy is routinely performed in children with adenoid enlargement and sleep disordered breathing (SDB). An adenoidectomy can be performed as an isolated procedure or as part of an adenotonsillectomy. This article describes a number of transnasal and transoral techniques that can be used successfully for removal of the adenoids in children with SDB.

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