Adenoids and tonsils, indications for surgery and immunological consequences of surgery.

@article{Paulussen2000AdenoidsAT,
  title={Adenoids and tonsils, indications for surgery and immunological consequences of surgery.},
  author={C Paulussen and Jos Claes and G{\"o}ran Claes and Mark Jorissen},
  journal={Acta oto-rhino-laryngologica Belgica},
  year={2000},
  volume={54 3},
  pages={403-8}
}
Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy procedures are among the oldest surgical procedures still performed today. Tonsils and adenoids are part of Waldeyer's ring, the basic function of which is antibody formation. Because of their location at the portal of entry of many airborne and alimentary antigens, the tonsils and adenoids often have been considered as the first line of defense against respiratory infections. Indications for adenoidectomy or tonsillectomy are to date still controversial. The two… CONTINUE READING