Print ISSN: 2706-6207

Online ISSN: 2664-3154

Keywords : Adenoids


Adenoids in Adults : A Rare Cause of Nasal Obstruction

Ahmed Nasrat Al-Juboori

Al- Anbar Medical Journal, 2005, Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 19-21

adults .
Patients and methods : Retrospective study of six adult patients suffering from nasal obstruction found to have enlarged adenoids . The diagnosis were made in different ways . some were diagnosed preliminary by complete ear , nose and throat examination and lateral skull radiography , others by accidental finding during operations for septal and sinuses pathology , the above patients adenoidectomy was performed . the remaining one patient, excisional biopsy was done for postnasal space mass provisionally diagnosed angiofibroma by computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging of the nasopharynx .
There was an allergic rhinitis in some patients proved by skin test .
Results : Out of six patients aged between 18 – 35 years with enlarged adenoids, two patients diagnosed preoperatively, another three patients with enlarged adenoids found accidentally during operations for septal and sinuses pathology . The remaining one patient, excisional biopsy was performed for the postnasal space mass provisionally diagnosed angiofibroma. Four patients out of the total number had evidence of allergic rhinitis .
Conclusion : Although it is rare, enlarged should be considered in the differ entail diagnosis of adult suffering from nasal obstruction .