Adenoid hypertrophy (AH) is an extremely common condition in the paediatric population, relating to different pathological scenarios. Failure in responding to medical therapy often leads to adenoidectomy. While traditional adenoidectomy is indeed a relatively “blind” procedure, endoscopic procedures allow more radical resections, bleeding monitoring and complete Eustachian tube sparing, making adenoidectomy a safer, more manageable and functional procedure. Though the literature widely describes endoscopic adenoidectomy, only small case series are available and the procedure itself has never really taken hold in routine otolaryngology practice. The aim of this article is to report data on endoscopic adenoidectomy in a large single centre patient population. We retrospectively evaluated the medical records of 1006 children who underwent endoscopic adenoidectomy with or without tonsillectomy (respectively 493 and 513 patients). Data on surgical time, blood loss, hospital stay, short and long-term complications, recurrences and post-operative pain were collected. Our analysis showed that the endoscopic approach requires a longer surgical time, but it is associated with less intraoperative blood loss, a lower complication rate and less treatment failures compared to large contemporary case series of either traditional or power-assisted approaches. The overall better outcomes are more noticeable when comparing our data with classic technique case series than with power-assisted case series. Endoscopic adenoidectomy should therefore be regarded as a valid technique, which, in expert hands, lowers the rates of complications and recurrences at the expense of a slightly increased surgical time.

Adenoidectomia endoscopica: Revisione sistematica di risultati e complicanze in 1006 pazienti [ Endoscopic adenoidectomy: A systematic analysis of outcomes and complications in 1006 patients] / A.M. Saibene, C. Rosso, C. Pipolo, P. Lozza, A. Scotti, F. Ghelma, F. Allevi, A. Maccari, G. Felisati. - In: ACTA OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGICA ITALICA. - ISSN 0392-100X. - 40:1(2020 Feb), pp. 79-86.

Adenoidectomia endoscopica: Revisione sistematica di risultati e complicanze in 1006 pazienti [ Endoscopic adenoidectomy: A systematic analysis of outcomes and complications in 1006 patients]

A.M. Saibene
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C. Rosso
Secondo
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C. Pipolo;F. Ghelma;F. Allevi;G. Felisati
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2020

Abstract

Adenoid hypertrophy (AH) is an extremely common condition in the paediatric population, relating to different pathological scenarios. Failure in responding to medical therapy often leads to adenoidectomy. While traditional adenoidectomy is indeed a relatively “blind” procedure, endoscopic procedures allow more radical resections, bleeding monitoring and complete Eustachian tube sparing, making adenoidectomy a safer, more manageable and functional procedure. Though the literature widely describes endoscopic adenoidectomy, only small case series are available and the procedure itself has never really taken hold in routine otolaryngology practice. The aim of this article is to report data on endoscopic adenoidectomy in a large single centre patient population. We retrospectively evaluated the medical records of 1006 children who underwent endoscopic adenoidectomy with or without tonsillectomy (respectively 493 and 513 patients). Data on surgical time, blood loss, hospital stay, short and long-term complications, recurrences and post-operative pain were collected. Our analysis showed that the endoscopic approach requires a longer surgical time, but it is associated with less intraoperative blood loss, a lower complication rate and less treatment failures compared to large contemporary case series of either traditional or power-assisted approaches. The overall better outcomes are more noticeable when comparing our data with classic technique case series than with power-assisted case series. Endoscopic adenoidectomy should therefore be regarded as a valid technique, which, in expert hands, lowers the rates of complications and recurrences at the expense of a slightly increased surgical time.
Adenoidectomy complications; Adenotonsillectomy; Endoscopic adenoidectomy; Power-assisted adenoidectomy
Settore MED/31 - Otorinolaringoiatria
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