adenoid


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Related to adenoid: adenoid cystic carcinoma, Adenoid hypertrophy

adenoid

[′ad‚nȯid]
(anatomy)
A mass of lymphoid tissue.
Lymphoid tissue of the nasopharynx. Also known as pharyngeal tonsil.
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Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the head and neck--a 20 years experience.
The Olympus DTAD is the world's first and only disposable tonsil adenoid debrider that combines monopolar energy and distal suction with a malleable shaver blade.
For many kids, especially three- to six-year-olds, loud snoring is caused by enlarged tonsils or adenoids, and removing the tissue can improve their ability to breathe at night.
Nasal endoscopy was impossible on the left side and was normal on the right side with minimal nasopharyngeal adenoid hypertrophy.
AOM often occurs as a complication of a viral upper respiratory infection and frequent recurrences are very common, especially in the presence of predisposing factors such as cleft palate, presence of adenoids or gastro-oesophageal reflux.
Three salivary gland tumors have newly described, interesting molecular profiles that warrant discussion: mucoepidermoid carcinoma, adenoid cystic carcinoma, and a recently described tumor, mammary analogue secretory carcinoma.
Elaine Basham from Loftus died in November 2001 - ten days after routine tonsil and adenoid surgery at the former North Riding Infirmary.
Or the surgery might be a resounding success, giving hope to all future patients diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC), a rare, and especially malicious, form of brain cancer with an approximate 30 percent of a 10-year survival rate.
Speaking after the short hearing at the High court, sitting in Newcastle, Natalie's barrister Simon Levene said: "It was a routine operation for tonsil and adenoid removal and to insert grommets.
The film, which featured Chaplin as the power-crazed dictator Adenoid Hynkel and a lookalike Jewish barber, was screened in Britain during the height of the Blitz and considered a great tonic for the people.
The Department of Health was so concerned about the risk of the disease being transmitted that earlier this year, hospitals were advised to use disposable instruments for all tonsil and adenoid operations.
and her colleagues refocused attention on syncytia when they reported that 11 out of 13 people with HIV had virus-containing syncytia in their adenoid tissue.