Adenoidal hypertrophy

Case contributed by Dr Aneta Kecler-Pietrzyk


4-year-old girl brought by her parents to the emergency department with fever and shortness of breath.

Patient Data

Age: 4 years
Gender: Female

Moderate adenoidal hypertrophy causing moderate-severe nasopharyngeal narrowing

Case Discussion

Adenoidal hypertrophy is enlargement of the adenoid tonsils, most commonly secondary to an underlying inflammatory process. 

It is commonly seen in the pediatric population. 

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Case information

rID: 53084
Published: 30th Apr 2017
Last edited: 2nd May 2017
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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