Children with tonsillar obstruction: indications for and efficacy of tonsillectomy.

  title={Children with tonsillar obstruction: indications for and efficacy of tonsillectomy.},
  author={Jane Ahlqvist-Rastad and Elisabeth Hultcrantz and Hans Svanholm},
  journal={Acta paediatrica Scandinavica},
  volume={77 6},
One hundred and twenty-two children between 1 1/2 and 14 years of age with symptoms suggesting tonsillar obstruction have been investigated. Each patient's history was analysed and the symptoms scored according to their incidence and severity. In addition, the size of the tonsils was evaluated. Eighty-five patients were chosen for tonsillectomy. The children with signs and symptoms of tonsillar obstruction improved greatly immediately after tonsillectomy. Severe symptoms of obstruction were… CONTINUE READING

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