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Anatomy of Pharynx

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Regarding adenoids true is/are: (AIIMS May 2010)



A There is failure to thrive

B Mouth breathing is seen

C CT scan should be done to assess size

D High-arched palate is present

E Immediate surgery even for minor symptoms

Ans. A B, D . There is failure to thrive; Killian's dehiscence

Mouth breathing is seen,and High arched palate Ref. Dhingra 5th/ed pp 258, 259, 6th/ed p 243-244; Logan Turner 7 Oth/ed p 367; Mohan Bansal p 52

Explanation

a. High arched palate and mouth breathing are features of hypertrophied adenoids which leads to adenoid facies

b. In adenoids as a consequence of recurrent nasal obstruction and URTI, child develops failure to thrive

c. Size of adenoids may well be assessed using lateral radiograph of nasopharynx, and CT scan is not necessary (Ruling out option c). Surgery is indicated only in hypertrophy causing severe symptoms. (Ruling out option e)

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