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A tonsillectomy is a 3,000-year-old surgical procedure that has just received itâ€™s first multidisciplinary clinical practice guideline, which provides evidence-based recommendations on the pre and postoperative care and management of children aged 1 to 18 years under consideration for the operation.
Radiofrequncy-tonsillotomy, which enables surgeons to reduce the size of the tonsillar tissue instead of removing the tonsils entirely, seems to be an effective and safe method of treating children with symptoms of enlarged tonsils.
The tonsil is an organ that functions within the lymphatic system. It is a mass of lymphoid tissue located in the throat as a first line defense against pathogens as they are inhaled or ingested. Types and Locations The most commonly spoken of tonsil is the palatine tonsil. These tonsils are located in the back of the throat on each side of the oropharynx. Adenoids are the second most commonly spoken of and also referred to as pharyngeal tonsils. They are located on the roof of the...