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What about surgery for tonsil problems (tonsillectomy)?
In certain people with acute or chronic tonsillitis, a peritonsillar abscess can develop. This condition generally requires needle aspiration or incision and drainage in order to drain the pus and cure the condition. It can usually be done in an office setting.
Surgical removal of the tonsils (tonsillectomy) is sometimes recommended for certain people with chronic tonsillitis, recurrent tonsillitis not responsive to antibiotics, or difficulty breathing because of enlarged tonsils. An ENT specialist is consulted for treatment of these people.
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Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/30/2015
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