Pocket Atlas of the Nose and Paranasal Sinuses :: THE NASOPHARYNX :: 74_G
 THE NASOPHARYNX  
ANTERIOR NASAL MUCOSAL CHANGES SECONDARY TO NASOPHARYNGEAL OBSTRUCTION FROM ENLARGED ADENOIDS.

ANTERIOR NASAL MUCOSAL CHANGES SECONDARY TO NASOPHARYNGEAL OBSTRUCTION FROM ENLARGED ADENOIDS.

Description : When the air flow through the nasal cavity ceases as result of enlarged adenoids, a characteristic secondary change in the mucosa of the anterior nasal cavity may be observed. This change consists of a state of vasoconstriction and purple discoloration of the mucosa of the anterior portion of the inferior turbinates. These changes result in a wider than normal anterior air space and pale purple small inferior turbinates. Such changes should not be misinterpreted as an allergic rhinitis.

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