Adenoid enlargement

Case contributed by Dr Fakhry Mahmoud Ebouda


Mouth breathing and snoring.

Patient Data

Age: 14 years.
Gender: Male

A soft tissue lesion is seen in the posterior aspect of the nasopharynx. It impedes the nasopharyngeal air column as well as posterior nasal choana. It is likely represents adenoid enlargement.

Case Discussion

Adenoid enlargement may cause partial or complete obstruction of the nasopharynx. It can result in obstructive symptoms such as obstructive sleep apnea and generalized lethargy.

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Case information

rID: 41134
Published: 16th Nov 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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