When is tonsillectomy necessary?
While doctors may still debate the necessity for tonsillectomy and its effectiveness as a treatment, there are certain circumstances for which the tonsillectomy is definitely recommended, including:
- Sleep apnea
- An abscess around the tonsils (peritonsillar abscess)
- Tonsil infection that results in febrile seizures
- Any suspicion of cancer (very rare) in the area or another need for a biopsy to establish a diagnosis