Time to stop doing tonsillectomies?BMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39213.445856.BE (Published 17 May 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1019
- Tim J B Crayford, director of public health
- Croydon Primary Care Trust, Croydon, Surrey CR0 9XT
Alho et al conclude: “Tonsillectomy is an effective alternative for adults with a documented history of recurrent episodes of pharyngitis,”1 but this assertion is unsupported by the evidence presented.
For those who had the early operation, the combined time with a sore throat including the operation was four days greater …