Adenotonsillar enlargement

Case contributed by 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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