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Article Home Ear Nose and Throat Disorders Tonsillectomy


is a surgical procedure done to remove tonsils

It is done usually

  • to prevent recurrent tonsil infections
  • to prevent breathing problems such as sleep apnea syndrome incase of large tonsils
  • as a part of other operations as rhinoplasty
  • if the person doesnt respond to antibiotic therapy
  • if person has a long standing history of halitosis(bad breath)dude to tonsillitis
  • recurrent throat infections due to streptococcus

Tonsillectomy is done in children who have

  • recurrent attacks of seven or more in an year
  • five or more attacks in an year for two years
  • three or more serious attacks per year for three years


  • Bleeding after surgery
  • Anaesthetic complications

Postoperative complications


Tension haematoma

Hoarsness of voice

Postoperative stay usually varies from one to three days