Adenoid tonsil

Last revised by Daniel MacManus on 26 Aug 2022

The adenoid tonsils, or often just simply the adenoids (also known as the nasopharyngeal or pharyngeal tonsils), are paired foci of lymphatic tissue located on the superoposterior wall of the nasopharynx and form part of Waldeyer's ring.

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: pharyngeal tonsils on CT neck (annotated)
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