Adenoids

Adenoids

Adenoids

  1. Adenoids also known as pharyngeal tonsil / nasopharyngeal tonsil is a mass of lymphatic tissue situated posterior to the nasal cavity, in the roof of the nasopharynx, where the nose blends into the throat.
  2. Normally, in children it forms a soft mouth in the roof and posterior wall of the nasopharynx, just above and behind uvula.
  3. The adenoids are a mass soft tissue behind the nasal cavity. Like lymphnodes, adenoids are the past of the immune system and are made of the same type of tissues (Lymphoid Tissue).
  4. White blood cells circulate through the adenoids and other lymphnoid tissues reacting to foreign invaders in the body.
  5. We all have adenoids at birth and in childhood but as we head into adolscence they start to shrink.
  6. By adulthood, most people’s adenoids have disappeared.

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