II. Pathophysiology

  1. Obstructive Lymphoid Hyperplasia
    1. Upper airway (Adenoids)
    2. Nose

III. Signs and symptoms

  1. Mouth breathing
  2. Severe snoring and intermittent apneas with sleep
  3. Occasional "snorts" while awake
  4. Accentuated by anatomic high Palate

V. Management: Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy

  1. Surgical removal of excess tissue is curative

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