Mirror Picture of Hypertrophied Adenoids
(Indirect Nasopharyngoscopy)
This page was last updated: August 31, 2013
On inspection, the adenoids may be visible in the upper part of the posterior oropharyngeal wall, behind the uvula.  This picture was taken with a 30 degree telescope.
In indirect nasopharyngoscopy, the nasopharynx is inspected by depressing the tongue and introducing a small mirror that has been warmed or treated with anti-fog solution. The inverted image of the adenoids is reflected in the mirror.
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