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Adenoid removal - series—Normal anatomy

Adenoid removal - Series

Overview

The adenoids (lymphatic tissue in the back of the throat), along with the tonsils, comprise the Waldeyer ring.

Review Date 11/4/2018

Updated by: Josef Shargorodsky, MD, MPH, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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