What are important considerations in the decision to treat tonsillitis with tonsillectomy?

Updated: Apr 06, 2020
  • Author: Udayan K Shah, MD, FACS, FAAP; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Time missed from school or work and severity of illness (eg, whether hospitalization was required) are important considerations in recommending tonsillectomy.

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