Adenoid enlargement

Case contributed by Fakhry Mahmoud Ebouda
Diagnosis almost certain


Mouth breathing and snoring.

Patient Data

Age: 14 years.
Gender: Male

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 generalized lethargy.

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