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Pediatric Adenoid and Tonsil Hypertrophy

What You Need to Know

Adenoid and tonsil hypertrophy occurs when the adenoids and tonsils become enlarged.

Key Symptoms

Adenoid and tonsil hypertrophy may cause nasal obstruction, recurrent sinusitis, post nasal drip and other symptoms.


To diagnose adenoid and tonsil hypertrophy, your child's healthcare provider may do a physical examination of the tonsils or use an X-ray or flexible fiberoptic examination of the nose to view the adenoids.


Treatment for symptomatic adenoid and tonsil hypertrophy is surgical excision.


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Frequently Asked Questions

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Providers Who Treat Adenoid and Tonsil Hypertrophy

Departments that Treat Adenoid and Tonsil Hypertrophy

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