Thursday, January 20, 2011

Indications of Tosillectomy

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Tonsillectomy is indicated when a Tonsil 'HARMS'

Hypertrophy with hoarseness
Abscess (Peritonsillar - Quinsy)
Recurrent sore throat
Malignancy is suspected
Seizures (Febrile seizures due to Tonsillitis)

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