Adenoid hypertrophy on MRI

Case contributed by Dr Shailaja Muniraj


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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Case information

rID: 50002
Published: 17th Dec 2016
Last edited: 21st Nov 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included