Thursday, September 8, 2011

When should I do tonsillectomy?

Questions frequently asked by patients to find that enlarged tonsils. They even appealed directly to tonsils taken so feel no strangeness in these organs.

Tonsils are organs that normally found on the back of the oral cavity. This organ is a glandular tissue is one of its functions is to protect the body from serious infection of the upper respiratory area. Because of its function as protector is what makes the infections often follow inflamed tonsils. Inflammation of the tonsils is known as tonsillitis symptoms.

Surgical removal of the tonsils themselves termed Tonsillectomy. This operation can be performed with local or general anesthesia. Tonsillectomy is usually performed by ENT specialist.

Did you know that there is any inflammation of the tonsils should be operating? Here is a telltale sign of the tonsils should be removed.
  • Inflammation of the tonsils that lasts long and stubborn.
  • Tonsillitis that does not improve with antibiotics.
  • Both tonsils enlarge and cover the food channel.
  • Inflammation of the tonsils is severe and tends to form pus or abscess.
  • Inflammation of the tonsils accompanied by infection of the middle ear is stubborn.

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