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

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This review compared the clinical effectiveness and safety of surgery (removal of the tonsils - tonsillectomy, or adenotonsillectomy - removal of the tonsils and adenoid tissues) against non-surgical management in adults and children with frequent or chronic tonsillitis.

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Surgical removal of the tonsils is a commonly performed operation in patients with chronic or recurrent infections of the tonsils (tonsillitis) or the other tissues at th...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Surgical Sciences
Glasziou, PP More by this author
Venekamp, RP More by this author
Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Journal website
Volume:
11
Issue:
11
Pages:
CD001802
Publication date:
2014-11-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1469-493X
ISSN:
1469-493X
URN:
pubs:4d4c5fcd-1a72-40ae-91f1-14c7732078f1
Source identifiers:
491921
Local pid:
491921

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