Apr 02, 2013 · Tonsillectomy Might Be Worth It for Some Adults. [study participants who did not have their tonsils removed], resulting in fewer medical visits and absences from school or work," he said. Author: Healthday. The tonsils are clusters of lymphoid tissue in the back of the throat or tongue, while the adenoids are a similar mound of tissue in the back of the nose. Although less enlarged in adults, some adults can receive excellent resolution of snoring through removal of tonsils and/or adenoids.
Feb 06, 2014 · Recurring throat pain and tonsillitis may be signs you should get your tonsils removed. Although a tonsillectomy is one of the most common surgeries performed on children, some adults Author: Helen Troy. The tonsils are two areas of lymph tissue on each side of the throat. Multiple cases of throat infections involving the tonsils or large tonsils creating problems such as sleep apnea are reasons to have the tonsils removed during a procedure called a tonsillectomy.
In adults, the possibility of cancer or a tumor may be another reason for removing the tonsils and adenoids. In some patients, especially those with infectious mononucleosis, severe enlargement may obstruct the airway. For those patients, treatment with steroids (e.g., prednisone) is sometimes helpful. Tonsillitis is an inflammation of the tonsils which are two masses of tissue in the back of the throat. It is most common in children and can be caused by both viral and bacterial infections.Author: Mary Anne Dunkin.
May 23, 2006 · I am wondering if the removal of my tonsils and adnoids would help. I have a small throat, and my son had to have his removed as a child due to his snoring/apnea. Did anyone else have this done as an adult?I too have sleep apnea, and my tonsils are to big, so im in the perosess of getting them removed. i guess its not a very good gurgrey for. Sep 28, 2014 · I asked my primary care physician if it would be feasible to have my tonsils removed now (they're very large). She said it wouldn't be a good idea; she said it would be very painful and there would be more chance of complications. It seems that if you're going to get tonsils removed the time to do it is when you're a child.
Dec 13, 2016 · I would estimate that this about 5-10% of all adults with sleep apnea would be ideal candidates for tonsillectomy as a first-line treatment. This figure seems relatively small, but it still is quite a few patients who could have their tonsils removed because sleep apnea is so common. Second, most of these studies are relatively small.