Letters Recurrent pharyngo-tonsillitis

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BMJ 2007; 334 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39212.697407.3A (Published 17 May 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1019
  1. Alun Tomkinson, consultant in otolaryngology and head and neck surgery1,
  2. Rosemary Fox, specialist registrar in public health medicine2,
  3. Mark Temple, consultant in public health medicine2
  1. 1University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff CF14 4XW
  2. 2National Public Health Service for Wales, Cardiff CF10 3NW

    Concerns over the safety of single use instruments led to a moratorium in Wales on tonsillectomy, which created a cohort of patients who fulfilled the criteria for tonsillectomy but were denied surgery for more than one year.1

    We think that adults presenting with chronic or recurrent tonsillitis2 may expect as many as three or more …

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