adenoid hypertrophy

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adenoid hypertrophy

Etymology: Gk, aden, gland, eidos, form, hyper, excessive, trophe, nourishment
the unusual growth of the pharyngeal tonsil.

adenoidal hypertrophy

Chronic enlargement of the adenoids usually accompanied by recurrent infections, which, if deemed excessively frequent, is an indication for adenoidectomy (see there).

adenoid hypertrophy

Adenoidal hypertrophy, see there.

adenoid hypertrophy

Hypertrophy of the pharyngeal tonsil. It occurs commonly in children and may be congenital or result from infection of Waldeyer ring.
See also: hypertrophy

Patient discussion about adenoid hypertrophy

Q. When should the tonsils and/or adenoids should be removed?

A. Currently the tonsillectomy is recommended in the presence of 6 episodes of throat infection (Group A strep pharyngitis) in one year or 3-4 episodes in each of 2years. Adenoidectomy may be recommended when tympanostomy tube surgery ( failed to prevent ear infection.

Another thing to consider is the presence of oral breathing - the constant use of the mouth for breathing in small children may lead to malformation of the facial bones that would necessitate more extensive surgeries later in life.

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Grades of Adenoid Hypertrophy among Study Population Frequency Percentage 1 0 0 2 7 8.
Methods for assessing adenoid hypertrophy differ in the various published studies.
Adenoid hypertrophy is not present in the endoscopic nasopharyngeal examination.
The purpose of this study was to document the current trend in the bacteriology of adenoid in children with OME and its relation to adenoid hypertrophy.
Clinical risk factors mainly associated with CSOM were sinusitis, deviated nasal septum, tonsillitis, upper respiratory tract infections and adenoid hypertrophy.
Our patient was found to have a bifid epiglottis by flexible endoscopy during an evaluation of adenoid hypertrophy.
41(84%) patients had symptoms suggestive of adenoid hypertrophy at presentation.
Flexible endoscopic examination revealed that 4+ adenoid hypertrophy had obstructed the posterior choanae bilaterally (figure).
Linder-Aronson reported that children with adenoid hypertrophy tend to have retroclined upper and lower incisors and a small overbite.
However, all the cases with adenoid involvement were adolescent, though it does not prove that adenoid involvement is the major pathology in adolescents yet it shows that adenoids involvement is more common in adolescents as compared to adults, thus adenoid hypertrophy can be proposed as a risk for CSOM in adolescents.
The indications for adenoidectomy in general for these 22 children were chronic otitis media with effusion (n=10), recurrent acute otitis media (n=4), and adenoid hypertrophy, mouth breathing, and snoring (n=21).