Category Archives: Tonsil

Should I have a tonsillectomy?

Tonsillectomy surgery has been performed for thousands of years. The technique has been refined, and currently there are various different devices as well as conventional electrocautery that could be used to remove the tonsils. Patients often contemplate if their tonsils are problematic enough to consider tonsillectomy. A few decades ago, tonsillectomy procedures were very common. […]


What are tonsil stones?

The correct medical term for the “holes” in the tonsils is tonsil crypts.  The normal immune-mediated swelling of the tonsil tissue sometimes creates indentations in the suface of the tonsils, which create Swiss cheese type of holes on the surface. Technically, this is more of a nuisance than a medical problem. However, the tonsils crypts […]


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