Latest Pharyngeal tonsil Stories
By Will Boggs, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - After having their tonsils and adenoids out because of obstructed breathing during sleep, some children tend to become overweight. The reason may be a decrease in fidgeting and hyperactivity, according to a new report.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a study of children with mild sleep-disordered breathing, a once-daily Singulair pill led to significant reductions in both adenoid size and respiratory-related sleep disturbance.
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...