RT1 Adenoidal size/age [radiography]

  • Holger Pettersson
  • Hans Ringertz


Radiographic evaluation of the nasopharynx is essential for decision of adenoidectomy or tonsillectomy. Several methods for such evaluation have been proposed. The present method is easy to adapt and reliably describes not only the size of the adenoid, but also the patency of the nasopharyngeal airway.

Referenced article

  1. Fujioka M, Young LW, Girdany BR: Radiographic evaluation of adenoidal size in children: adenoidal-nasopharyngeal ratio. AJR 1979; 133: 401.PubMedGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Holger Pettersson
    • 1
  • Hans Ringertz
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity HospitalLundSweden
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyKarolinska University HospitalStockholmSweden

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