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Adenoid hypertrophy: Endoscopic view

Adenoid hypertrophy: Endoscopic view

Description : Enlarged adenoids extending anteriorly into and obstructing the left posterior choana are clearly seen in this endoscopic photograph.

While the adenoid tonsil usually undergoes spontaneous involution around puberty, the hypertrophy may persist into adult life.

Adenoid hypertrophy in adults may be associated with an HIV positivity.

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