Adenoid hypertrophy in Adult
Adenoid hypertrophy is far more common in children than in adults because the adenoids often naturally atrophy with age. The typical child with adenoid hypertrophy will be a mouth breather with a hyponasal-sounding voice. When the adenoids become large enough, they can cause obstructive symptoms. Common complications of adenoid hypertrophy include sleep problems such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), persistent rhinorrhea or nasal congestion, and frequent ear infections.
J35.2 – Hypertrophy of adenoids
111591002 – Hypertrophy of adenoids
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