Tonsillectomy versus non-surgical treatment for chronic / recurrent acute tonsillitis.
BACKGROUND: Surgical removal of the tonsils (tonsillectomy) is a common but controversial ENT operation. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effect of tonsillectomy in patients with chronic/recurrent acute tonsillitis. SEARCH STRATEGY: Cochrane Controlled Trials Register, Medline, Embase, bibliographies. SELECTION CRITERIA: Randomised controlled trials comparing tonsillectomy with non-surgical treatment in adults and children with chronic/recurrent acute tonsillitis. Trials which included reduction...Expand abstract
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