Adenoid hypertrophy

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Referred for lateral radiograph of nasopharyngeal region to rule out enlarged adenoids.

Patient Data

Age: Paediatric

Posterior nasopharyngeal soft tissue thickening (22 mm), posteriorly indenting and narrowing the nasopharyngeal air column.

Soft tissue shadow of the epiglottis is normal.

Tracheal air column is normal.

Cervical spine & prevertebral soft tissue shadow appear normal.

Case Discussion

Findings favor enlarged adenoids.

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Case information

rID: 15803
Published: 11th Nov 2011
Last edited: 20th Dec 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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