Adenoiditis x ray

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Differentiating Adenoiditis from other Diseases

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History and Symptoms

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Mahshid Mir, M.D. [2]

Overview

On lateral neck x-ray, adenoiditis is characterized by enlargement of adenoids and narrowing of airways.

Neck X ray

  • In lateral neck X ray an enlargement of adenoids and narrowing of upper respiratory airways can be seen.
  • Lateral X-rays of the neck,is a very good noninvasive procedure for adenoiditis diagnosis.
  • Although other methods like nasopharyngoscopy have been introduced for diagnosis, it is a very reliable and valid diagnostic test in the evaluation of hypertrophied adenoids.
  • It can miss the cases of adenoiditis due to low grade hypertrophy.[1]

References

  1. Kurien M, Lepcha A, Mathew J, Ali A, Jeyaseelan L (2005). "X-Rays in the evaluation of adenoid hypertrophy: It's role in the endoscopic era". Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 57 (1): 45–7. doi:10.1007/BF02907627. PMC 3451545. PMID 23120124.

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