Adenotonsillar enlargement

Case contributed by Dr Abiola Ayodele


Noisy breathing, difficulty swallowing.

Patient Data

Age: 3 years
Gender: Male

Plain radiograph of the postnasal space, lateral projection showing enlarged adenoids and palatine tonsil causing severe narrowing of the nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal air columns. The visualized bones appear normal.

Annotated image

A = Adenoids

T = Palatine tonsil

Case Discussion

This case demonstrates the plain radiographic findings of enlarged adenoids and palatine tonsil.

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Case information

rID: 88302
Published: 3rd Apr 2021
Last edited: 4th Apr 2021
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Lagos state university teaching hospital