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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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Journal:
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Issue:
1
Publication date:
2009-01-01
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ISSN:
1469-493X
URN:
uuid:4ca52fc6-62a6-4bc8-bac5-930c07dfb9e2
Source identifiers:
149072
Local pid:
pubs:149072

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