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When should someone have their tonsils removed these days?
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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Very specific
There are three major indications for tonsillectomy (these days).
1.) more than 3 to 4 documented episodes of acute suppurative (pus) tonsillitis. 2.) hypertrophy (enlargement) of the tonsils leading to a sleep disorder. And 3.) rarely, food particles caught in the crypts (furrows) of the tonsils resulting in a very bad mouth odor that truly effects the person's quality of life.

In brief: Very specific
There are three major indications for tonsillectomy (these days).
1.) more than 3 to 4 documented episodes of acute suppurative (pus) tonsillitis. 2.) hypertrophy (enlargement) of the tonsils leading to a sleep disorder. And 3.) rarely, food particles caught in the crypts (furrows) of the tonsils resulting in a very bad mouth odor that truly effects the person's quality of life.
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