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 seen with severe obliteration of the nasopharyngeal airway.

Annotated image

Long straight line indicated enlarged adenoid.

Short straight line indicates narrowed nasopharyngeal airway.

Case Discussion

Incidental finding of adenoid hypertrophy.

However retrospective history revealed occasional snoring and also mouth breathing.

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Case information

rID: 50002
Published: 17th Dec 2016
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Paediatrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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