Adenoid enlargement

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones

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Sleep apnoea and snoring.

Patient Data

Age: 9 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

There is marked enlargement of the adenoids on this lateral film with narrowing of the posterior nasopharynx.

Case Discussion

Obstructive sleep apnoea has a wide variety of causes. In children, adenoidal overgrowth can cause complete or partial obstruction of the posterior nasopharynx and result in obstructive symptoms, sleep disturbance, problems at school and generalised tiredness and lethargy.

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Case information

rID: 23605
Case created: 27th Jun 2013
Last edited: 16th Oct 2015
System: Paediatrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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