Adenoid enlargement

Case contributed by Dr Fakhry Mahmoud Ebouda

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Mouth breathing and snoring.

Patient Data

Age: 14 years.
Gender: Male
Modality: CT

A soft tissue lesion is seen in the posterior aspect of the nasopharynx. It impedes the nasopharyngeal air column as well as posterior nasal choana. It is likely represents adenoid enlargement.

Case Discussion

Adenoid enlargement may cause partial or complete obstruction of the nasopharynx. It can result in obstructive symptoms such as obstructive sleep apnea and generalised lethargy.

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Case Information

rID: 41134
Case created: 16th Nov 2015
Last edited: 5th Feb 2016
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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