Adenoid hypertrophy (or enlarged adenoids) is the unusual growth ("hypertrophy") of the adenoid tonsil. Firstly described and adenoidectomy performed by the Danish physician Wilhelm Meyer (1824-1895) in Copenhagen in 1868. He described that a long term adenoid hypertrophy will cause an obstruction of the nasal airways. These will lead to a dentofacial growth anomaly that was define as adenoid facies.
There is very little lymphoid tissue in the nasopharynx of young babies; humans are born without
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