What is Tonsils? Tonsils are paired lymphatic organs present on the lateral wall of Oropharynx between the Anterior pillar or Palatoglossal arch and Posterior pillar or palatopharyngeal arch. When it is infected, it is called tonsillitis. It is an acute or chronic inflammation of tonsils. The reason behind acute tonsillitis is a virus or bacteria. It may be subacute which is mainly caused by actinomycoses. Chronic tonsillitis is caused by Bacteria. Acute Tonsillitis is a generalized inflammation of the mass Continue Reading…..
What is adenoid: At the junction of the roof and posterior wall of the nasopharynx there are some aggregated collection of Lymph node, known as Waldeyers ring. Adenoids or the Nasopharyngeal tonsil is part of them. In my previous post I show you the Juvenile Nasopharyngeal tumour. Today I am going to introduce with you the Enlarged Adenoid. Usually it is a protective part of our body system. But an Hypertrophy of the nasopharyngeal tonsils sufficient to produce symptoms most Continue Reading…..