At what age should my child have tonsil and adenoid surgery?

If the enlarged tonsils and adenoids do not cause respiratory arrest during sleep, adenoidectomy can be performed after 2 years of age, and tonsillectomy (tonsillectomy) can be performed after 3 years of age, but if severe respiratory arrest attacks are observed during sleep, the surgery should be performed without delay. Even if there is no upper limit in the surgery, the earlier it is performed, the earlier it will get rid of the complications and chronic complaints that will develop. It is especially appropriate to perform adenoids until the age of 4-5, otherwise complications such as fluid accumulation and hearing loss in the ear, face and jaw disorder, tooth development disorder, sleep apnea, and sinusitis will develop.

If tonsil surgery is delayed, important chronic diseases such as sleep apnea, snoring, hearing loss as well as joint rheumatism, endocarditis, nephritis may develop.