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Dr. Alyssa Hackett - "Should More Kids Have Their Tonsils Out?" - Dennis Thompson

  • HealthDay News
  • (January 17, 2017)

Because of stringent tonsillectomy guidelines, some kids who could benefit from tonsil removal surgery aren't getting it, two new reviews suggest. The study results showed "there may be new evidence that supports expanding the criteria and opening up the procedure to more individuals," said Alyssa Hackett, MD, an assistant professor of otolaryngology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. "We're talking about a child who has significant sleep-related issues. We don't want people to say my child snores, they need to have their tonsils out. That's not what this study says at all." Learn more