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Adenoid hypertrophy

Case contributed by Dr Servet Kahveci

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Mouth breathing

Patient Data

Age: 10 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

Soft tissue indentation upon posterior aspect of nasopharyngeal airway with narrowing of its lumen, suggestive of enlarged adenoid (adenoid hypertrophy).

Case Discussion

Lateral neck radiography is the main imaging modality for adenoid hypertrophy assesment. Airway to soft palate ratio method can be used assessing and grading adenoid enlargement on this view.

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Case information

rID: 83587
Published: 28th Oct 2020
Last edited: 31st Oct 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Sevgi Private Hospital

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