Radiographic evaluation of adenoidal size in children: methods of measurement and parameters of normality

Severino Aires de Araújo Neto Suélio Marinho de Queiroz Emílio Carlos Elias Baracat Inês Minniti Rodrigues Pereira About the authors

Radiograph of the nasopharynx is still the most commonly used imaging method to investigate the adenoidal tissue. Due to the variety and complexity of proposed methods to measure the adenoid size, some radiologists prefer subjective evaluation, which can, however, be imprecise and inaccurate. We review and describe several methods to determine the adenoid size, taking into account the practicity, accuracy and precision with the aim of pointing out the best methods to be applied in daily routine practice.

Adenoids; Nasopharynx; Airway obstruction; Radiology

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