X-Ray Nasopharynx for Adenoids
I really do not understand why most ENT Doctors and most radiologist are obsessed with doing X-Ray Adenoid with mouth open. In my opinion, this X-Ray should be done with mouth closed and slight extension. I am saying so because
Closed mouth is more physiological position.
By closing the mouth, you let air enter into nasopharynx, which creates a natural air contrast.
Open mouth push the soft palate posteriorly futher compromising the airway.
So Dear ENT Friends, Please do a digital X-ray with mouth open and mouth closed and see yourself the results.
Dr. Ajay Jain, MS (PGI, Chandigarh), DNB