Adenoid hypertrophy

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

Referred for lateral radiograph of naso-pharyngeal region to rule out enlarged adenoids.

Patient Data

Age: Paediatric age group
X-ray

There is thickening of posterior naso-pharyngeal soft tissue ( 22 mm ) which is indenting and narrowing naso-pharyngeal air column on posterior aspect.

Soft tissue shadow of epiglottis is normal.

Tracheal air column is normal.

Cervical spine & pre-vertebral soft tissue shadow appear normal.

Case Discussion

Findings favour enlarged adenoids.

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Case information

rID: 15803
Case created: 11th Nov 2011
Last edited: 26th Dec 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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