The topic of our today's lecture is the classification and stages of adenoids.
The growth of adenoids has three degrees:
I DEGREE - overgrown lymphoid vegetations cover up to 1/3 of the upper part of the vomer, such a degree is clinically manifested approximately as follows - during the day the child breathes quite freely, his mouth is closed, and during sleep, when the volume of adenoids increases in a horizontal position of the body, it becomes harder for him to breathe , snoring appears.
II DEGREE - adenoid growths cover up to 2/3 of the vomer, such a degree is clinically manifested approximately as follows, children often snore in their sleep, they are forced to breathe through their mouths around the clock.
III DEGREE - the adenoids completely cover the entire vomer, the clinical manifestations are almost the same as in the II degree, however, snoring is constant, the child breathes only through the mouth all day and night. In the second and third degrees, various complications are frequent: otitis media, sinusitis, frontal sinusitis, tonsillitis, etc.