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Tonsillectomy or adeno-tonsillectomy versus non-surgical treatment for chronic/recurrent acute tonsillitis.

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BACKGROUND: Surgical removal of the tonsils, with or without adenoidectomy (adeno-/tonsillectomy), is a common ENT operation but the indications for surgery are controversial. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effects of tonsillectomy, with and without adenoidectomy, in patients with chronic/recurrent acute tonsillitis. SEARCH STRATEGY: The Cochrane Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders Group Specialised Register, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (The Cochrane Library 2008, is...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Surgical Sciences
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Journal:
The Cochrane database of systematic reviews
Issue:
1
Pages:
CD001802
Publication date:
2009
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EISSN:
1469-493X
ISSN:
1469-493X
URN:
uuid:36d64433-9bbe-402e-b706-607400fe268c
Source identifiers:
141606
Local pid:
pubs:141606

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