Adenoid and palatine tonsil on lateral radiograph
On examination - mouth breathing.
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On radiographs, if the adenoid measures > 12 mm (AP) in the 2-10 year age group this is abnormal. It is seen as soft tissue indenting / obstructing the nasopharyngeal air column.
The palatine tonsils are easily seen on clinical examination so radiographs are not indicated for their assessment. The palatine tonsil is seen as a soft tissue prominence or mass posteroinferior to the soft palate.