Thorax, Mediastinum, Heart, and Great Vessels: Adenoid Pad



10.1055/b-0034-87954

Thorax, Mediastinum, Heart, and Great Vessels: Adenoid Pad



Material and Methods


The size of the adenoid pad ( Table 6.3 ) was assessed on a mid-sagittal MRI slice in 189 patients (77 male and 112 female); of the total study population, 61 were younger than 20 years (sex differentiation in the subpopulation was not presented). The thickness of the adenoid pad was measured along a line through the pharyngeal tubercle constructed perpendicular to the anterior clival surface ( Fig. 6.4 ).















































Table 6.3 Adenoid pad

Adenoid size


Age (years)


Number of controls


Mean thickness in mm (SD)


Range


0–3


20


11.9 (3.5)


4.7–18.0


4–6


11


13.3 (5.0)


5.6–23.8


7–10


11


14.6 (4.5)


6.6–22.2


11–15


13


14.4 (2.9)


10.0–18.8


16–20


6


11.4 (4.1)


3.7–15.6


SD, standard deviation.


Reproduced from Vogler RC, Ii FJ, Pilgram TK. Age-specific size of the normal adenoid pad on magnetic resonance imaging. Clin Otolaryngol Allied Sci 2000;25:392–395, with permission from John Wiley and Sons.

Fig. 6.4 Measurement of adenoid perpendicular to the anterior clival line in a 3-year-old boy.

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