Clinical Significance & Adenoid Faces

Adenoids facesSignificance:

Enlarged adenoid/adenoid hypertrophy can nearly become the size of a ping-pong ball and completely block airflow through the nasal passages.

Enlarged adenoid can obstruct the nasal airway enough to attack the voice without actually stopping nasal airflow altogether.


Adenoid Faces:

Enlargement of adenoids in children causes atypical appearance of the face, referred to as adenoid faces-features of adenoid faces include mouth breathing, elongated face, prominent incisors hypoplastic maxilla, short upper lip, elevated nostrils, high arched palate.

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