Tests and treatments
Adenoid removal in children
Symptoms and causes
Your child may drink clear fluids such as water (not sparkling) and clear fruit juices without pulp up to two hours before the procedure. Your child may eat a light meal (e.g. a sandwich or toast with jam) upt to six hours before the procedure. Bottle-feeding is allowed during this time, but your child may not eat any fatty foods or meat.
If your child uses inhaler treatments for the lungs, please administer this medication on the morning of the procedure.
At the consultation, you will receive a folder with information leaflets. Complete the questionnaire that pertains to your child. In the event that you do not get this questionnaire, you may complete it at the time of registration.
For each session, check in using your identitification card at the e-kiosk in the entrance hall of the hospital. If you do not have a KidsID, please register at the information desk. You will then be accompanied to registration.
What if your child is unexpectedly sick?
You and the physician will decide on an operation date. If your child is sick on the day of the scheduled operation, the operation will be postponed.
- Has your child been sick in the days leading up to the procedure, and you are wondering whether the procedure can be performed? In that case, ask your GP or the attending ENT physician by calling the secretariat at +32 (0)9 246 83 00.
- Is your child feeling sick on the day of the procedure? In that case, contact the Admission Department as soon as possible by telephoning +32 (0)9 246 96 60.
Diagnosis and treatment
The operation is performed using short-lasting general anaesthesia. One of the parents may accompany your child into the operating room. After the procedure, one of the parents may be with the child in the recovery room.
The attending ENT physician will discharge your child after consulting the attending anaesthesiologist.
- It is normal to have a mild fever (lower than 38°C) the day after the procedure.
- Contact the attending ENT physician if your child has one of the following on the day(s) after coming home:
- There is red blood coming out of the mouth or nose.
- Your child has a fever higher than 38°C.
- Stay out of direct sunlight during the first few days.
- Schedule an appointment for one week after the operation.
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Latest publication date: 28/06/2021
Supervising author: Dr Vermeiren Judith