Case Report

Unintended Avulsion of Hypertrophic Adenoids in Posterior Nasopharynx: A Case Report of a Rare Complication Caused by Nasotracheal Intubation

Figure 1

Hypertrophic adenoid avulsed by a nasotracheal tube. Hypertrophic adenoid viewing by a fiberscope (a). Hypertrophic lingual tonsil (b). Avulsed hypertrophic adenoid; a groove appear on the adenoid (c). Tip of the nasotracheal tube was filled with adenoid tissue but side hole was not occluded (d and e). A: adenoid hypertrophy; AF: arytenoid folds; E: epiglottis; ET: eustachian tube; LT: lingual tonsil; NG: nasogastric tube; PP: posterior pharyngeal wall; SP: soft palate; V: vomer.
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