Adenoidal and palatine tonsil enlargement

Case contributed by Maulik S Patel


Nasal congestion.

Patient Data

Age: 5 years
Gender: Male

There is thickening of posterior naso-pharyngeal soft tissue which is indenting naso-pharyngeal air column on posterior aspect. Soft tissue shadow of soft palate and epiglottis is normal. Palatine tonsil shadow is enlarged at inferior aspect of soft palate. Tracheal air column is normal. Cervical spine and pre-vertebral soft tissue shadow appear normal.

Annotated image

Annotated image of adenoidal and palatine tonsil enlargement. 

Case Discussion

Soft tissue radiograph of neck shows enlarged adenoid and palatine tonsils.

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