Palatine Tonsillar Hypertrophy

  • Etiology: lymphatic tissue becomes inflammed or infected
  • Imaging: enlargement of palatine tonsil
  • Clinical: palatine + adenoid tonsil enlargement most common cause of chronic upper airway obstruction

Radiology Cases of Palatine Tonsillar Hypertrophy

Radiograph of adenoid tonsil hypertrophy and palatine tonsil hypertrophy
Lateral radiographs of the airway shows enlargement of the adenoid tonsils and the palatine tonsils.
Radiograph of palatine tonsil hypertrophy
Lateral radiograph of the airway shows enlargement of the palatine tonsils.