Ear, Nose & Throat Community
13.4k Members
Avatar universal

MRI findings

What does prominent posterior nasopharyngeal adenoid soft tissue mean?
1 Responses
Avatar universal
Hello and hope you are doing well.

It means that the adenoids are enlarged. Adenoids (or pharyngeal tonsil, or nasopharyngeal tonsil) are a mass of lymphoid tissue situated at the back of the nasal cavity, in the roof of the nasopharynx. They respond to an infection and will enlarge in size.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Have an Answer?
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Think a loved one may be experiencing hearing loss? Here are five warning signs to watch for.
Discover the common causes of and treatments for a sore throat.
Learn about what actually causes your temperature to spike.
Find out which foods you should watch out for.
Family medicine doctor Enoch Choi, MD helps differentiate between the common cold and more threatening (bacterial) infections
Dr. Steven Park reveals 5 reasons why breathing through your nose could change your life