Adenoid Facies: Dental Malocclusion and Dental Braces

Adenoid is part of the lymphoid tissue at the back of throat and it is part of the waldeyers ring. The Waldeyer’s ring is the system of lymphoid tissue that surrounds the pharynx. This system of tissue includes adenoids and pharyngeal tonsils, lateral pharyngeal bands and lingual tonsils. Hypertrophy of the adenoids, and tonsils, are […]

Adenoid Stones

Adenoids are lymphoid tissue in the back of throat behind the nose. The human mouth has three types of tonsils, the palatine tonsils, the lingual tonsils and the pharyngeal, or adenoids. The adenoids like tonsils can collect stones inside. Adenoid stones, also called adenoidoliths, are formed by calcified, partially hardened debris that collects in the […]

Sore Throat and Diptheria

Case Report I saw this young Iranian girl who is a student in India with very severe sore throat, fever, malaise and difficulty to breathe. She took oral antibiotics but no avail. The Tonsils and pharyngeal wall were covered by thick membrane. Throat swab did not reveal any Corynebacterium diphtheriae. Full blood work was carried […]