Apr 02, 2013 · "Adult patients who had disabling pharyngitis [severe sore throat] involving the palatine tonsils more than three times per year benefited from tonsillectomy," said lead study author Dr. Timo Author: Healthday.
Sep 28, 2014 · Previously doctors would systematically remove tonsils in the majority of children because people had problems with them as an adult, and because it was a simple procedure. The reason they stopped doing that is because for most, tonsils shrink as an adult and don't cause a problem.
Tonsillectomy is an operation done to remove the tonsils. It is more commonly performed in children than in adults. Like any other surgery, tonsillectomy has risks. The problems that can arise particularly in adults include bleeding, pain, problems with anesthesia and delayed recovery.