Adenoid tonsils

Dr Daniel J Bell et al.

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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rID: 67248
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Nasopharyngeal tonsils
  • Pharyngeal tonsils
  • Adenoids

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