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Tonsillectomy in Children: When is it Necessary?

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The tonsils, which form part of the immune system, consist of two pads of lymphatic tissue at the back of the throat. They help to prevent infection by trapping pathogens that enter the nose and mouth and producing antibodies to kill them. The tonsils are prone to infection and inflammation.

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The tonsils, which form part of the immune system, consist of two pads of lymphatic tissue at the back of the throat (one on each side. More lymph nodes known as adenoids sit behind the nose at the back of the throat, out of sight. Together, the tonsils and adenoids help to prevent infection by trapping pathogens that enter the nose and mouth and producing antibodies to kill them. Despite this, the tonsils and adenoids themselves are prone to infection and inflammation, particularly among children.

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Helen Mauceri
14 May 2021
This article provided ground knowledge on providing holistic care to paediatric patients with evidence based research.
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Hannah Ralli
15 May 2021
Excellent resource, thankyou
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Sandra robinson
12 May 2021
This article was a quick, informative article that was succinct in delivering the current status on tonsillectomies in Australia.
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16 May 2021
Easy and interesting to read. Relevant to work practice.
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Rhiannon McKenzie
15 May 2021
This resource is a very good update for maintaining my clinical knowledge, and thus also my ability to work with families with young children, and their parents.
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