Nasal polypectomy: Removing nasal polypsNNasal polypectomy: Removing nasal polypsNasal polypectomy: Removing nasal polypsEnglishOtolaryngologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NoseNoseProceduresCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2009-11-10T05:00:00ZDenise Kipling, RN, BScN;Megan Bunch, RN, BScN;Brenda Howson, RN, BScN;Tomka George, RN;Pauline Lackey, RN;Adrian James, MA, BM BCh, FRCS, FRCS(ORL-HNS)6.0000000000000076.0000000000000963.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Nasal polyps are growths in the nose that impair breathing. Learn about nasal polypectomy, the surgical removal of nasal polyps and recovery after surgery.</p><p>Your child needs an operation to remove polyps (say: PAUL-ips) from their nose. This operation is called a nasal polypectomy (say: NAY-sull paul-ip-ECK-toe-mee). </p> <p>This page explains what happens during the operation and how to take care of your child after the operation. Use this information to explain to your child what will happen, using words they can understand. </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Nasal polyps are smooth, round, ball-like growths inside the nose.</li> <li>If nasal polyps grow large enough to block the passageway through the nose, then your child will need an operation called a nasal polypectomy to remove them.</li> <li>Your child will need to have an anaesthetic. Your child will need to stay in the hospital for one to two days.</li> </ul><h2>When to call the doctor</h2> <p>Please call your child's doctor, the otolaryngology clinic, a walk-in clinic, or your family doctor right away if your child has any of these signs after going home: </p> <ul> <li>fever of 38.5°C (101°F) or higher </li> <li>blood from the nose </li> <li>vomiting (throwing up) that does not stop </li> <li>pain that gets worse </li> <li>foul-smelling, greenish-yellow drainage from the nose </li> </ul> <p>If this is an emergency or you are worried, do not wait. Take your child to the closest emergency department right away.</p><h2>What happens during the operation</h2> <p>Your child will be given a special "sleep medicine" called a <a href="/Article?contentid=1261&language=English">general anaesthetic</a>. This makes sure your child will sleep through the operation and will not feel any pain. </p> <p>The doctor will use a special tool to remove the polyps through the nose. Then the doctor will put packing inside the nose to keep pressure on the area. This keeps the nose from bleeding after the polyps are removed. Your child will not have any cuts on the outside of their nose. </p> <p>The operation takes around one to two hours. It depends on how many polyps your child has.</p><h2>Making your child comfortable after the operation</h2> <p>If your child has pain after the operation, we will give them pain medicine, either through the IV tube in their arm or by a pill or liquid to swallow. If you think your child is in pain, tell the nurse. </p> <p>Here are some other ways to make your child more comfortable:</p> <ul> <li>Cold compresses and sitting upright may help to reduce swelling. </li> <li>Mouth rinses and a humidifier at the bedside will help make your child's mouth less dry. Your child will be breathing through their mouth while the packing is in place. </li> </ul> <h3>Eating and drinking</h3> <p>Your child will probably ask for sips of water two to three hours after the operation. When your child can tolerate liquids, we will start adding soft foods. </p> <h2>Your child will stay in the hospital for one to two days</h2> <p>Your child will stay in the hospital for one to two days after the operation. You will be able to stay overnight with your child in their room. </p><h2>Before the operation</h2> <p>Several hours before the operation, your child will need to stop eating and drinking. The doctor or nurse will tell you when your child must stop eating and drinking. </p> <h3>Write this information down here:</h3> <p>The date and time of the operation:</p> <p>When your child must stop eating:</p> <p>When your child must stop drinking clear fluids:</p> <p>Other things to remember:</p> <p> </p> <h2>Important phone numbers</h2> <p>My child's doctor is:</p> <p>The doctor's phone number is:</p> <p>The otolaryngology clinic nurse's number is: </p>
Polypectomie nasale: retrait de polypes nasauxPPolypectomie nasale: retrait de polypes nasauxNasal polypectomy: Removing nasal polypsFrenchOtolaryngologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NoseNoseProceduresCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2009-11-10T05:00:00ZDenise Kipling, RN, BScN;Megan Bunch, RN, BScN;Brenda Howson, RN, BScN;Tomka George, RN;Pauline Lackey, RN;Adrian James, MA, BM BCh, FRCS, FRCS(ORL-HNS)6.0000000000000076.0000000000000963.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Les polypes nasaux sont de petites excroissances dans le nez qui entravent la respiration.</p><p>Votre enfant devra se faire opérer pour se faire retirer des polypes du nez. On appelle cette opération polypectomie nasale. </p> <p>Cette page explique ce qui se passe pendant l'opération et comment prendre soin de votre enfant après l'opération. Servez-vous de ces renseignements pour expliquer à votre enfant ce qui se passera, en vous servant de mots qu'il peut comprendre. </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Nasal polyps are smooth, round, ball-like growths inside the nose.</li> <li>If nasal polyps grow large enough to block the passageway through the nose, then your child will need an operation called a nasal polypectomy to remove them.</li> <li>Your child will need to have an anaesthetic. Your child will need to stay in the hospital for one to two days.</li> </ul> <h2>Quand appeler le médecin</h2> <p>Appelez le médecin de votre enfant, la clinique d'otorhinolaryngologie, une clinique sans rendez-vous ou votre médecin de famille immédiatement si l'un ou l'autre de ces signes se manifestent une fois que vous êtes la maison :</p> <ul><li>fièvre de 38,5ºC (101ºF) ou plus;</li> <li>sang qui coule du nez;</li> <li>vomissements qui ne s'arrêtent pas;</li> <li>douleur qui empire;</li> <li>écoulement verdâtre ou jaunâtre nauséabond.</li></ul> <p>S'il s'agit d'une urgence ou si vous êtes inquiet, n'attendez pas et conduisez votre enfant au service d'urgence le plus près immédiatement.</p><h2>Ce qui se passe pendant l'opération</h2> <p>On donnera un médicament à votre enfant pour l'endormir, appelé anesthésique. Cela feradormirvotre enfanttout au long de l'opération et il ne ressentiraaucune douleur.</p> <p>Le médecin utilisera un outil spécial pour retirer les polypes par le nez. Par la suite, il mettra du tissu dans le nez pour garder une pression sur la région, ce qui empêchera le site de l'opération de saigner après le retrait des polypes. Votre enfant n'aura pas de coupure à l'extérieur du nez.</p> <p>L'opération dure 1 à 2heures, selon le nombre de polypes.</p><h2>Assurer le confort de votre enfant après l' opération</h2> <p>Si votre enfant éprouve de la douleur après l' opération, nous lui donnerons des médicaments contre la douleur, soit par le tube IV soit par une pilule ou un liquide à avaler. Si vous pensez que votre enfant éprouve de la douleur, dites-le à l' infirmier.</p> <p>Voici d' autres moyens d' assurer le <span style="color:rgb(24, 42, 105);">confort de votre enfant :</p> <ul><li>des compresses d' eau froide et être en position assise peuvent aider à réduire l' enflure;</li> <li>un rince-bouche et un humidificateur au chevet de l' enfant aideront à éviter que sa bouche ne soit trop sèche. Votre enfant respirera par la bouche tant qu' il aura des pansements dans son nez.</li></ul> <h3>Manger et boire</h3> <p>Votre enfant demandera probablement des gorgées d' eau 2 à 3 heures après l' opération. Quand votre enfant pourra tolérer les liquides, nous commencerons à ajouter des aliments mous.</p> <h2>Votre enfant restera à l' hôpital pendant 1 ou 2 jours</h2> <p>Votre enfant restera à l' hôpital pendant 1 à 2 jours après l' opération. Vous pourrez passer la nuit dans sa chambre.</p><h2>Avant l'opération</h2> <p>Plusieurs heures avant l'opération, votre enfant devra arrêter de manger et de boire. Le médecin ou l'infirmier vous indiquera quand votre enfant devra cesser de manger et de boire.</p> <h3>Écrivez ces renseignements ici :</h3> <p>Date et heure de l'opération :</p> <p>Quand votre enfant doit cesser de manger :</p> <p>Quand votre enfant doit cesser de boire des liquides clairs :</p> <p>Autres choses à garder à l'esprit :</p> <p> </p> <h2>Numéros de téléphone importants</h2> <p>Le médecin de mon enfant est :</p> <p>Numéro de téléphone :</p> <p>Numéro de l'infirmiere de la clinique d'otorhinolaryngologie :</p>

 

 

Nasal polypectomy: Removing nasal polyps1009.00000000000Nasal polypectomy: Removing nasal polypsNasal polypectomy: Removing nasal polypsNEnglishOtolaryngologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NoseNoseProceduresCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2009-11-10T05:00:00ZDenise Kipling, RN, BScN;Megan Bunch, RN, BScN;Brenda Howson, RN, BScN;Tomka George, RN;Pauline Lackey, RN;Adrian James, MA, BM BCh, FRCS, FRCS(ORL-HNS)6.0000000000000076.0000000000000963.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Nasal polyps are growths in the nose that impair breathing. Learn about nasal polypectomy, the surgical removal of nasal polyps and recovery after surgery.</p><p>Your child needs an operation to remove polyps (say: PAUL-ips) from their nose. This operation is called a nasal polypectomy (say: NAY-sull paul-ip-ECK-toe-mee). </p> <p>This page explains what happens during the operation and how to take care of your child after the operation. Use this information to explain to your child what will happen, using words they can understand. </p><h2>What are nasal polyps?</h2><p>Nasal means nose. Nasal polyps are smooth, round, ball-like growths inside the nose. Polyps may grow only on one side or on both sides. If they grow large enough to block the passageway through the nose, it makes it hard for your child to breathe. If this happens, your child's polyps need to be taken out so your child can breathe more easily.</p><p>An otolaryngologist/head and neck surgeon will do the operation. An otolaryngologist (say: OH-toe-LAR-ing-GOLL-oh-jist) is a doctor who specializes in problems with the ears, nose and throat.</p> <figure> <span class="asset-image-title">Nasal polyps</span> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Nasal_polypectomy_MED_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="" /> <figcaption class="asset-image-caption">Nasal polyps are smooth, greyish, round, ball-like growths of tissue inside the nose. They result from chronic inflammation inside the nose. Often a persistent runny nose is a symptom.</figcaption> </figure><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Nasal polyps are smooth, round, ball-like growths inside the nose.</li> <li>If nasal polyps grow large enough to block the passageway through the nose, then your child will need an operation called a nasal polypectomy to remove them.</li> <li>Your child will need to have an anaesthetic. Your child will need to stay in the hospital for one to two days.</li> </ul><h2>Caring for your child at home</h2><p>Please follow these steps at home to help your child get better:</p><ul><li>Your child will have a moustache dressing under their nose. Please keep this bandage on for one to three days after going home. You will need to change this dressing when it gets wet. When there is no more drainage from the nose you may stop using the moustache dressing. </li><li>Do not let your child play contact sports or go swimming until the doctor says it is OK. </li><li>No bending or heavy lifting for at least one week. </li><li>Do not let your child blow their nose (unless your doctor tells your child to). Have them cough or sneeze with their mouth open. If they must blow the nose, do it very gently, one side at a time. </li><li>Your child can return to school or day care when your doctor says it is okay. This is usually one week after the operation. </li><li>Your doctor may have prescribed some medicine for your child. The nurse will give you a prescription before your child leaves the hospital. </li></ul><h3>Pain management at home</h3><p>Follow these instructions when your child goes home after the procedure.</p><p>You may give your child medicine for pain.</p><p>You may receive a prescription for pain medication before you leave the hospital. Follow the dosage instructions given to you by the pharmacist. Although these prescription pain medications can be beneficial, they are also potentially very dangerous if not used properly.</p><p>When using these medications, if you notice any changes in either breathing or level of drowsiness that concern you, stop the medication and seek medical attention. If your child is unresponsive, call 911 immediately.</p><p>Do not give your child over-the-counter medicine that may have a sedative effect (makes people sleepy) while giving the prescription for pain medicine. Examples of these medicines are decongestants and antihistamines. Discuss these medications with your pharmacist.</p><p>You may give your child <a href="/Article?contentid=62&language=English">acetaminophen</a> if they have pain. Give the dose printed on the bottle for your child's age. Do not give your child <a href="/Article?contentid=153&language=English">ibuprofen</a> or <a href="/Article?contentid=77&language=English">acetylsalicylic acid (ASA)</a> for two weeks after the surgery. These medications could increase your child's risk of bleeding after the operation. Check with the nurse or doctor first before giving these medicines to your child.</p><h2>When to call the doctor</h2> <p>Please call your child's doctor, the otolaryngology clinic, a walk-in clinic, or your family doctor right away if your child has any of these signs after going home: </p> <ul> <li>fever of 38.5°C (101°F) or higher </li> <li>blood from the nose </li> <li>vomiting (throwing up) that does not stop </li> <li>pain that gets worse </li> <li>foul-smelling, greenish-yellow drainage from the nose </li> </ul> <p>If this is an emergency or you are worried, do not wait. Take your child to the closest emergency department right away.</p><h2>Your child will need to see the doctor again</h2> <p>The otolaryngology unit will make a follow-up appointment with the doctor for your child. During the appointment the doctor will check your child's nose to see how it is healing. </p> <p>Write the date and time of the appointment here:</p> <p> </p><h2>What happens during the operation</h2> <p>Your child will be given a special "sleep medicine" called a <a href="/Article?contentid=1261&language=English">general anaesthetic</a>. This makes sure your child will sleep through the operation and will not feel any pain. </p> <p>The doctor will use a special tool to remove the polyps through the nose. Then the doctor will put packing inside the nose to keep pressure on the area. This keeps the nose from bleeding after the polyps are removed. Your child will not have any cuts on the outside of their nose. </p> <p>The operation takes around one to two hours. It depends on how many polyps your child has.</p><h2>You can see your child as soon as they are awake</h2> <p>After the operation, we will take your child to the recovery room, also called the <a href="/Article?contentid=1262&language=English">Post Anaesthetic Care Unit (PACU)</a>. This is where your child will wake up. Your child will stay in the PACU for about one hour. Then we will move your child to a room on the nursing unit. </p> <p>You will be able to see your child as soon as they are fully awake. A volunteer from the Surgical Waiting Room will bring you to see your child. </p> <p>Your child will have an intravenous tube (IV) in their arm. We will give your child fluids through the IV until they are able to drink easily. </p> <p>Your child will have nasal packing in place with a small gauze dressing (moustache dressing) taped under the nose to catch any dripping. We will change this dressing each time it gets wet. Your child's doctor will take the packing out in the PACU or the day after the operation. The moustache dressing may be needed for one to three more days. </p><h2>Making your child comfortable after the operation</h2> <p>If your child has pain after the operation, we will give them pain medicine, either through the IV tube in their arm or by a pill or liquid to swallow. If you think your child is in pain, tell the nurse. </p> <p>Here are some other ways to make your child more comfortable:</p> <ul> <li>Cold compresses and sitting upright may help to reduce swelling. </li> <li>Mouth rinses and a humidifier at the bedside will help make your child's mouth less dry. Your child will be breathing through their mouth while the packing is in place. </li> </ul> <h3>Eating and drinking</h3> <p>Your child will probably ask for sips of water two to three hours after the operation. When your child can tolerate liquids, we will start adding soft foods. </p> <h2>Your child will stay in the hospital for one to two days</h2> <p>Your child will stay in the hospital for one to two days after the operation. You will be able to stay overnight with your child in their room. </p><h2>Before the operation</h2> <p>Several hours before the operation, your child will need to stop eating and drinking. The doctor or nurse will tell you when your child must stop eating and drinking. </p> <h3>Write this information down here:</h3> <p>The date and time of the operation:</p> <p>When your child must stop eating:</p> <p>When your child must stop drinking clear fluids:</p> <p>Other things to remember:</p> <p> </p> <h2>Important phone numbers</h2> <p>My child's doctor is:</p> <p>The doctor's phone number is:</p> <p>The otolaryngology clinic nurse's number is: </p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Nasal_polypectomy_MED_ILL_EN.jpgNasal polypectomy: Removing nasal polyps

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