G District, Andhra Pradesh India. Adenoid hypertrophy is common in children. Adenoid hypertrophy in adults is rare. Present study shows that adenoid hypertrophy is now increasing in adults because of various causes.
This page provides information about the tonsils and surgery of the tonsils including reasons surgery may be recommended, risks associated with surgery, and postoperative instructions. The Tonsils are located in the throat near the base of the tongue. The Adenoids are located in the back of the nose. Patients who have their tonsils removed still have a strong immune system and do not have any more illnesses than people who have their tonsils.
Ear, Nose and Throat. Reviewed By Elise C. Allen, M. Both protect against viral and bacterial infections by catching and trapping incoming germs through the mouth and nose. Tonsils are located in the back of the throat and adenoids are located directly behind the nose.
Back to Health A to Z. Adenoids are small lumps of tissue at the back of the nose, above the roof of the mouth. You cannot see a person's adenoids by looking in their mouth. Adenoids are part of the immune system, which helps fight infection and protects the body from bacteria and viruses. Adenoids are bigger when you are a child.