Adenoids are small patches of tissue located at the back of the throat. They are similar to the tonsils and located right above them. Both adenoids and tonsils are part of the immune system, which helps to prevent and fight infection in your body. The adenoids can cause problems if they become enlarged. Adenoids are present at birth. They grow until a child is between the ages of 3 and 5.
G District, Andhra Pradesh India. Adenoid hypertrophy is common in children. Adenoid hypertrophy in adults is rare. Present study shows that adenoid hypertrophy is now increasing in adults because of various causes. Study shows that incidence of adenoid hypertrophy is increasing as the cause of nasal obstruction in adults. This study identified the different causes of adenoid hypertrophy in adult patients. The common causes of adenoid hypertrophy in adults are chronic infection and allergy.
Pharyngeal tonsils, or "adenoids," are well known, and the frequency of their pathologic importance in children is recognized even among laymen. This may induce the opinion that they are peculiarly a phenomenon of childhood. I have even heard them dismissed as not occurring in adults.
Enlarged adenoids are common in children. The adenoids can become enlarged due to an infection or may be enlarged from birth. The adenoids are glands that sit behind the nose above the roof of the mouth. When they grow large, they can cause snoring and breathing problems. This article will describe the function of the adenoids, what causes them to become enlarged, and how to identify enlarged adenoids.