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Common indications for tonsillectomies include recurrent tonsil/upper respiratory infections or because the enlarged tonsils are blocking the airway. The tonsils are a bit like police stations which are supposed to help prevent and help control infections in the throat. ...
10 Oct 2019
Tonsillectomy refers to the surgical removal of the tonsils. Many methods have been described and used. The most common methods used by most ENT Specialists in Singapore are: Cold-steel dissection (using surgical blade and dissector) Monopolar or bipolar diathermy ...
30 Jul 2019
Tonsillectomy refers to surgical removal of the tonsils . Tonsils are 2 ovoid-shaped lymphoid tissues that sits at the back of your throat. You have a right and a left tonsil. Tonsillectomy may be indicated if you have: Recurrent or frequent tonsil infections La...
30 Jul 2019
After a tonsillectomy, the main issues are usually to do with pain and rarely bleeding due to secondary infection of the tonsillectomy area. My patients are usually seen 1 week and then about a mth postop by which time the vast majority are actually fully recovered. After that, th...
10 Oct 2018
It is certainly possible for tonsil tissues to grow back especially if it was not removed completely (depending on whether a tonsillectomy - complete removal of the tonsil or tonsillotomy - partial or near complete removal of the tonsil was performed). Regrowths of tonsillar tissu...
23 Sep 2018
Thank you for your question. Tonsils are two oval-shaped soft tissue sitting at the back of your throat (see picture below). They are part of your immune system. Their role in your body's immunity against infection is negligible as other immune organs such as your lymphatic...
22 Feb 2018
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