What Is a Power-Assisted Adenoidectomy? Ear Infections

Overview

The adenoids are a single clump of tissue that’s very high in the back of your throat, behind your nose. Doctors believe that the adenoids help trap germs so they can’t get further into the body.

Infected middle ear

Detail - Infected middle ear

The microdebrider has a curved tip which helps the surgeon put the instrument where it’s needed to remove the adenoids. Because this equipment is more precise, there’s less risk of damage to surrounding tissue.


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