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

Abstract:

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...

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10.1002/14651858.cd001802

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Surgical Sciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences, PHC-CTU
Journal:
The Cochrane database of systematic reviews
Issue:
2
Pages:
CD001802
Publication date:
2000
DOI:
EISSN:
1469-493X
ISSN:
1469-493X
URN:
uuid:859a94c2-34ce-4c0a-bc40-a560649a7fb7
Source identifiers:
140807
Local pid:
pubs:140807

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