Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Monique Olivier | 2010/07/04

Q.

Operation procedures

My daughter needs to go for an op to remove her tonsils, adenoids, including DPP and Nasopharyngoscopy. Can you please clarify the last two procedures? She''s going in on Tuesday morning and would love to know what is going to be done to her.

Hope you can help.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

I have not come across the medical acronym DPP before. I have tried to find an explanation without any success. A nasopharyngoscopy is a procedure where the surgeon examines the nose and back of the throat with a fine fibre optic scope. As this will be done while your daughter is under the anaesthetic it is completely without any pain or discomfort and is totally harmless to the mucous membrane and other parts of her nose and throat.

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