Adenoids

Adenoids are small pads of tissue located behind the back of the nose, above the throat, and near the eustachian tubes. Adenoids are mostly made up of immune system cells. They fight off infection by trapping bacteria that enter through the mouth.

Source: NIDCD (NIH)1

   •   •   •

Adenoids: A collection of lymphoid nodules on the posterior wall and roof of the Nasopharynx.2

Anatomy Articles

Read about these related anatomy topics:



   •   •   •

References

  1. Source: NIDCD (NIH): nidcd.nih.gov/ health/ ear-infections-children
  2. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)

   •   •   •

Note: This site is for informational purposes only and is not medical advice. See your doctor or other qualified medical professional for all your medical needs.