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What are adenoids?

Adenoids are a patch of tissue that is high up in the throat, just behind the nose. They, along with the tonsils, are part of the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system clears away infection and keeps body fluids in balance. The adenoids and tonsils work by trapping germs coming in through the mouth and nose.

Adenoids usually start to shrink after about age 5. By the teenage years, they are almost completely gone. By then, the body has other ways to fight germs.

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  1. Adenoids (National Library of Medicine)  
    What are adenoids? Adenoids are a patch of tissue that is high up in the throat, just behind the nose. They, along with ... infection and keeps body fluids in balance. The adenoids and tonsils work by trapping germs coming in ...
  2. The adenoids are lymph tissues that sit in your upper airway between your nose and the back of your throat. They are similar to the tonsils. Enlarged adenoids means this tissue is swollen.
  3. Adenoid removal is surgery to take out the adenoid glands. The adenoid glands sit behind your nose above the roof ... these glands when you take a breath. The adenoids are often taken out at the same time ...
  4. ... child had surgery to remove the tonsil and adenoid glands in the throat. These glands are located ... nose and the back of the throat. Often, adenoids are removed at the same time as the ...
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  7. The adenoids (lymphatic tissue in the back of the throat), along with the tonsils, comprise the Waldeyer ring. ... Adenoidectomy may be recommended when enlarged adenoids are ... Has trouble breathing through the nose (nasal obstruction) Has ...
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  9. Tonsils and Adenoids (American Academy of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery)  
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  10. Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma (American Society of Clinical Oncology)  
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