It is possible that the ‘breath holding’ episodes the child exhibited previously were in fact intermittent and momentary obstruction of the glottis by the tonsil .
Oral cancers occur in the mouth and the back of the throat, the tonsil , tongue, lip and voice box.
If the abscess is located in the distal part of the tonsil , puncture of the carotid artery can occur.
Surgical removal of tonsils , nasal polyps or other tissue impinging on the airway also may relieve sleep apnea.
Sometimes surgery is needed to remove tonsils or extra tissue from the throat.
The major parts of the system are the bone marrow, spleen, thymus gland, lymph nodes, and the tonsils .
Physical findings may include petechiae of the palate, pharyngeal and tonsillar erythema and exudates, and anterior cervical adenopathy.
Doctors cannot usually tell the difference just by looking at the tonsils .
Perhaps if I do relent and have them out, I should also book in to have my tonsils and appendix removed as well, just in case.
Sometimes a secondary bacterial infection of the tonsils occurs, and this is usually treated with the antibiotic penicillin.