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Pediatric Sinusitis

Your child’s sinuses are not fully developed until age 20. Although small, the maxillary (behind the cheek) and ethmoid (between the eyes) sinuses are present at birth. Unlike in adults, pediatric sinusitis is difficult to diagnose because symptoms can be subtle and the causes complex. How do I know when my child has sinusitis? The [...]

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Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Sleep disordered breathing in children, from infancy through puberty, is in some ways a similar condition to adult Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB), but has different causes, consequences, and treatments. A child with SDB does not necessarily have this condition as an adult. SDB is a common problem for adults leading to hypertension, heart attack, stroke, [...]

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Tonsillectomy

A tonsillectomy (ton-seh-leck-teh-me) is an operation in which the tonsils are taken out of the throat. What is the procedure for having a tonsillectomy? After dinner the night before the tonsillectomy, your child won’t be allowed to eat or drink anything — even water! Upon arriving at the hospital, your child will receive a special [...]

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Tonsillitis

Tonsils are the two pink lumps of tissue found on each side of the back of the throat. Each grape-size lump fights off the bad bacteria or germs living in the human body. Tonsillitis refers to inflammation of the pharyngeal tonsils. The inflammation may involve other areas of the back of the throat including the [...]

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Tonsils and Adenoids

The tonsils are two pads of tissue located on both sides of the back of the throat. Adenoids sit high on each side of the throat behind the nose and the roof of the mouth. Tonsils and adenoids are often removed when they become enlarged and block the upper airway, leading to breathing difficulty. They [...]

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