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What functions do the tonsils and adenoids have in the body? Why is it so often removed when you are a kid?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics
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In brief: Tonsils

Tonsils and adnoids are lymphoid tisse that serve as filters , thereby helping to prevent infection deeper in the chest.
They are removed for a variety of reasons which include sleep apnea or chronic infections.

In brief: Tonsils

Tonsils and adnoids are lymphoid tisse that serve as filters , thereby helping to prevent infection deeper in the chest.
They are removed for a variety of reasons which include sleep apnea or chronic infections.
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