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When should tonsils be removed?

Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy are procedures that remove tissues at the back of the mouth; the tonsils and adenoids respectively. Revered consultant ENT and thyroid surgeon, Mr Julian Hamman, based in Tunbridge Wells, discusses these procedures. He explains the roles of these tissues, why they might need to be removed, and what factors may influence the decision.

Adenoid surgery for children: What to expect

The adenoids are lumps of lymphoid tissue that sit at the back of the nose. They are present in childhood, but in most cases disappear by adulthood. They are part of the immune system and play a role in fighting infections, but sometimes they can cause more harm than good. Mr Julian Hamann, a top paediatric otolaryngologist, explains adenoid surgery in children and what parents can expect.

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