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What is obstructive sleep apnoea?

Partial airway constriction when sleeping. Results in snoring and daytime tiredness

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What is an adenoidectomy?

Removal of the adenoids

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What is a tonsilectomy?

Removal of pallatine tonsils

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What is a pharyngeal pouch?

Posterior herniation of the pharyngeal mucosa through the gap between the 2 parts of the inferior constrictor muscle. Incoordination of swallowing, cricopharyngea spasms and bad breath