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Adenoid Hypertrophy : X-ray

The size of the adenoids is less of a consideration than the degree to which they do or do not impinge on the nasopharyngeal airway. If the nasopharyngeal stripe of air is half the size of the soft palate, significant obstruction occurs.  

The adenoids (A) are enlarged causing narrowing the nasopharyngeal airway (arrow), The lingual tonsils (T) are also enlarged.  

Adenoid Hypertrophy : X-ray Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Tuesday, October 04, 2016 Rating: 5

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