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The adenoids are pads of tissue found behind the nose in the throat. They cannot be seen by looking into the mouth. Adenoids can get big and block the eustachian tube (leading to the ears) or the nasal airway (in the nose). Adenoids can also become a storage place for bacteria.

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Last Updated: 07/2014