Adenoid hypertrophy

Case contributed by Mohammad Osama Hussein Yonso


Difficulty nasal breathing, snoring, and sleep-disordered breathing. Clinical examination: bilateral inferior turbinate hypertrophy throat-normal.

Patient Data

Age: 5 years
Gender: Female

Posterior nasopharyngeal soft tissue thickening about 22 mm, narrows the nasopharyngeal air column.

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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