Adenoid hypertrophy

Case contributed by Bahman Rasuli
Diagnosis certain


Nasal congestion and sleep-disordered breathing.

Patient Data

Age: 4 years
Gender: Male

There is posterior nasopharyngeal soft tissue thickening which narrows the nasopharyngeal air column.

The cervical spine & prevertebral soft tissue shadow appear normal.

Case Discussion

Adenoidal hypertrophy or enlargement in children is common, and due to an increase in the size of the adenoids may cause nasopharyngeal airway narrowing.

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