Adenoid hypertrophy on MRI

Case contributed by Shailaja Muniraj
Diagnosis certain


Screening MRI for dorsal postural scoliosis.

Patient Data

Age: 5 years
Gender: Male

Enlarged adenoid with severe narrowing of the nasopharyngeal airway.

Annotated image

Long straight line indicates enlarged adenoid.

Short straight line indicates narrowed nasopharyngeal airway.

Case Discussion

Incidental finding of adenoid hypertrophy.

However, retrospective history revealed mouth breathing and occasional snoring.

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