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ad·e·noid

(ad'ĕ-noyd), Avoid the misspelling/mispronunciation adnoid.
1. Glandlike; of glandular appearance. Synonym(s): adeniform
2. Epithelial and lymphatic unencapsulated structure located on the posterior wall of the nasopharynx. It undergoes absolute and relative enlargement during childhood and regresses during puberty. Inflammatory and physiologic enlargement is associated with otitis media, nasal obstruction, sinusitis, and obstructive sleep apnea.
[adeno- + G. eidos, appearance]

adenoids

one of two masses of lymphatic tissue situated on the posterior wall of the nasopharynx behind the posterior nares. During childhood these masses often swell and block the passage of air from the nasal cavity into the pharynx, preventing the child from breathing through the nose. Also called pharyngeal tonsils. adenoidal, adj.

Adenoids

(1) Adenoid glands, pharyngeal tonsil Lymphoid tissue that forms a prominence on the wall of the pharyngeal recess of the nasopharynx.
(2) A popular term for adenoidal hypertrophy, see there.

adenoids

Anatomy
1. Adenoid glands, pharyngeal tonsil Lymphoid tissue that forms a prominence on the wall of the pharyngeal recess of the nasopharynx.
2. A popular term for adenoidal hypertrophy, see there.

ad·e·noids

(ad'ĕ-noydz)
1. A normal collection of unencapsulated lymphoid tissue in the nasopharynx. Also called pharyngeal tonsils.
2. Common terminology for the large (normal) pharyngeal tonsils of children.
[G. adēn, gland, + eidos, resemblance]

adenoids

Collections of overgrown gland-like tissue, present on the back wall of the nose above the tonsils in children, which shrivel and disappear in adolescence or early adult life. The adenoids contain LYMPHOCYTES and are part of the body's defence (immune) system.

Adenoids

Common name for the pharyngeal tonsils, which are lymph masses in the wall of the air passageway (pharynx) just behind the nose.

ad·e·noids

(ad'ĕ-noydz)
1. A normal collection of unencapsulated lymphoid tissue in the nasopharynx. Also called pharyngeal tonsils.
2. Common terminology for the large pharyngeal tonsils of children.
[G. adēn, gland, + -eidos, resemblance]

adenoids (ad´ənoidz´),

adenoid facies,
n an older term used to describe patients who exhibit a long, narrow face, short upper lip, oral cavity breathing, and a hyperactive swallowing pattern. Newer term is
long face syndrome.

Patient discussion about adenoids

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 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tympanostomy_tube) 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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We aimed to: (i) describe the incidence of abnormal pathological findings in the tonsils and/or adenoids of children undergoing tonsillectomy or adenotonsillectomy at RCH; (ii) determine the incidence of tuberculosis of the tonsils and adenoids in children of the local population; (iii) suggest criteria to identify children at risk for adenotonsillar tuberculosis; (iv) determine the association between HIV and adenotonsillar abnormalities, including HIV-related lymphomas involving Waldeyer's ring; and (v) determine the cost-effectiveness of routine pathological examination of adenotonsillectomy specimens in our setting, and to suggest criteria to decide which specimens to send for histological examination.
Detection of respiratory viruses and atypical bacteria in children's tonsils and adenoids.
On withdrawal of the tube, blood-stained tissue resembling adenoid was found to be occluding the tip.
If children do redevelop symptoms of adenoid enlargement -- things such as snoring or sleep-disordered breathing -- they should be re-evaluated because we do now know that it's a possibility that adenoids can regrow.
The hospital accepts that "on the balance of probabilities responsibility for Dylan's death" arises from "failures to arrange" for him to have his adenoids and tonsils removed "more promptly".
Beyond monitoring your child's tonsil and adenoid size, Dr.
The adenoids are located high in the throat behind the nose and soft palate (roof of the mouth) and, unlike tonsils, are not visible through the mouth without special instruments.
There are several causes, including enlarged tonsils or adenoids and being overweight.
MD has a six-year-old son who has severe sleep apnea and has had his tonsils and adenoids taken out.
In the patients with symmetrical tonsils there were 2 abnormal pathological findings (tuberculosis of the adenoids and T-cell lymphoma of the tonsils and adenoids).
Yn ol y meddyg anadlu dwr y mor oedd dda at adenoids a sinus hefyd h.
Infected adenoids can contain a reservoir of pus and contribute to CSOM.