7 doctors weighed in:

If an autistic child has their tonsils and adenoids removed could we see an improvements with development?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree

In brief: Autism

Autism has no relationship to tonsils/ adenoid function therefore removal of these tissues will have no impact.

In brief: Autism

Autism has no relationship to tonsils/ adenoid function therefore removal of these tissues will have no impact.
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Thank
Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Autism

No direct correlation.

In brief: Autism

No direct correlation.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
Thank
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral

In brief: I've never seen a

dramatic improvement in development after T & A.
I've seen behavioral regression after surgeries. Tell his doctors if he'll be anxious & combative & need Risperdal M Tabs. Before adenoidectomy, the ENT has to get a good look at the palate to look for Velo- Palatal Insufficiency or submucus cleft to avoid ^ed nasal air emissions post-op.

In brief: I've never seen a

dramatic improvement in development after T & A.
I've seen behavioral regression after surgeries. Tell his doctors if he'll be anxious & combative & need Risperdal M Tabs. Before adenoidectomy, the ENT has to get a good look at the palate to look for Velo- Palatal Insufficiency or submucus cleft to avoid ^ed nasal air emissions post-op.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Shontae Buffington
Board Certified, Pediatrics
14 years in practice
858K people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors