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A tonsillectomy is a procedure whreby the tonsils are removed from either side of the throat. The procedure is performed in response to cases of repeated occurrence of acute tonsillitis or adenoiditis, obstructive sleep apnea, nasal airway obstruction, snoring, or peritonsillar abscess.
Children's tonsils are major sites of prolonged SARS-CoV-2 infection

Children's tonsils are major sites of prolonged SARS-CoV-2 infection

Simple nasal spray effective at easing sleep-disordered breathing in children

Simple nasal spray effective at easing sleep-disordered breathing in children

Novel nasal cleansing system increases comfort and compliance in sleep apnea patients using CPAP

Novel nasal cleansing system increases comfort and compliance in sleep apnea patients using CPAP

Reduced noise in the OR can improve postoperative behavior in children

Reduced noise in the OR can improve postoperative behavior in children

Study finds memory B cell clones harbor the capacity to adopt multiple and functionally different fates in COVID-19 patients

Study finds memory B cell clones harbor the capacity to adopt multiple and functionally different fates in COVID-19 patients

Low-cost intervention could easily be used to right-size opioid prescribing after surgery

Low-cost intervention could easily be used to right-size opioid prescribing after surgery

Adaptive immunity against SARS-CoV-2 is persistent and robust in COVID-convalescent children

Adaptive immunity against SARS-CoV-2 is persistent and robust in COVID-convalescent children

Oral acetaminophen helps manage tonsillectomy pain in children at lower costs

Oral acetaminophen helps manage tonsillectomy pain in children at lower costs

Children and young adults are frequently exposed to unsafe opioid prescriptions, study suggests

Children and young adults are frequently exposed to unsafe opioid prescriptions, study suggests

Obstructive sleep apnea may affect heart health and increase blood pressure in children

Obstructive sleep apnea may affect heart health and increase blood pressure in children

Children who snore regularly may have significant brain changes

Children who snore regularly may have significant brain changes

Nearly a quarter of pediatric patients need stronger pain treatment after surgery

Nearly a quarter of pediatric patients need stronger pain treatment after surgery

'Shrinking' tonsils results in lesser pain and bleeding than full tonsillectomy

'Shrinking' tonsils results in lesser pain and bleeding than full tonsillectomy

Simple saliva test detects early throat cancer

Simple saliva test detects early throat cancer

Study: One-third of children having tonsillectomies benefitted from opioid-free surgery and recovery

Study: One-third of children having tonsillectomies benefitted from opioid-free surgery and recovery

UTA, University of Maryland join hands to better understand pediatric sleep apnea treatment

UTA, University of Maryland join hands to better understand pediatric sleep apnea treatment

60% of privately insured children received opioids after tonsillectomy, study finds

60% of privately insured children received opioids after tonsillectomy, study finds

Study: General anesthesia in early infancy unlikely to have lasting effects on developing brains

Study: General anesthesia in early infancy unlikely to have lasting effects on developing brains

Study explores patterns of adenoid and tonsil growth in teenagers

Study explores patterns of adenoid and tonsil growth in teenagers

Tonsil and adenoid removal increases long-term risk of respiratory, allergic and infectious diseases

Tonsil and adenoid removal increases long-term risk of respiratory, allergic and infectious diseases