Adenoids in Adults
Objective: To find out frequency of adenoid hypertrophy among adult patients with nasal obstruction due to mass in nasopharynx. Study Design: Retrospective. Duration: Five years from June 2015 to June 2020. Settings: ENT department Allied Hospital Faisalabad Pakistan. Methodology: The patients were admitted through OPD who fulfilled the selection criteria and informed consent was obtained. All the basic demographic information of each patient (Name, age, sex, address and contact) was also recorded. Results: The frequency of adenoid hypertrophy among adult patients was (1%). Majority of patients were males (67%). Highest number of cases were seen between 17 to 20 years of age (33%).The most common symptom was nasal obstruction (100%). According to endoscopic grading majority were in grade IV (67%). Most common associated rhino logical condition was Allergic Rhinitis (23%). Conclusion: Adenoid hypertrophy is prevalent in adults and is an important cause of nasal obstruction.