Enlarged Adenoids

Adenoids are tissues providing immunity situated in the back of the throat above the tonsils. Adenoids swell and return to their original size after the infection subsides. It is natural for adenoids to shrink once the child grows. The adenoids are enlarged permanently in some, leading to mouth breathing, difficulty swallowing, stuffy nose, snoring, etc. Surgical removal of the adenoids or reducing the size of the adenoids with nasal steroids is the treatment of choice.

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Do the adenoids need surgery when they are enlarged by 80 to 90 percent in a 5-year-old child?

Query: Hi doctor, What does it mean when adenoids are between 80 to 90 percent in a five-year-old child? Does it mean he needs surgery?  Read Full »


Dr. Oliyath Ali

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The X-ray (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) shows adenoid hypertrophy of 80 to 90 percent. The nasopharynx, means the enlarged adenoid occupies 80 to 90 percent anteroposterior distance of the nasopharyngeal airway. Suppose a child of one to seven y...  Read Full »

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