Tonsils and Respiratory Tract Blockage



Everyone has the tonsils. Palatine tonsils (tonsillectomy) amounted pair, an oval-shaped mass located beside the throat. These formations tonsils are normal to everyone.

Normally, tonsils limited to its area, but the growth of the tonsils can be expanded as a result of prolonged or repeated infections or enlarged tonsils. Tonsil microscopy structure is closely related to its function as an immune organ. Kripte-epithelium works as the immune system to antigens entering through the respiratory air, and what is eaten by a person.

The symptoms of enlarged tonsils can be due to blockage of the nasal voice behind the nose and breathing disorders (when you wake and sleep) and swallowing disorders. Location of tonsil anatomy is closely related to diseases of the Eustachian tube / middle ear and sinuses.

Straight EC et al, 2015 was researching smoke exposure in children can increase the rate of tonsillectomy in children with recurrent strep indication on the throat. Another study examined the association between eating habits with the risk of tonsillitis, and in this study gets meaningful results, types of food affect recurrent infection of the tonsils.

When Could Tonsils Inoperable?

When you hear the word surgery, patients sometimes feel scared and immediately move doctor or seek alternative treatment. However, of course doctors have special considerations when a person has to undergo surgery.

A. Obstruction

  1. Hyperplasia of tonsils with obstruction
  2. Impaired breathing during sleep (Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, upper airway resistance syndrome, obstructive hypoventilation syndrome)
  3. Failure to thrive
  4. Cor pulmonale
  5. Swallow Abnormalities
    a. Verbal Abnormality
    b. Orofacial / dental abnormalities
    c. Lymphoproliferative Disorders
  6. Infection
    a. Recurrent / Chronic Tonsillitis
    b. Tonsillitis with cervical node abscess, acute airway obstruction, valvular-heart disease
    c. Tonsillitis persistent with sore throat, nodes cervical pain, halitosis
    d. Tonsilolithiasis
    e. Streptococcal career status that is not responsive to medical therapy in children or families at risk
    f.  Peritonsial abscess that is unresponsive to medical therapy or in patients with recurrent tonsillitis or recurrent abscess
  7. Neoplasms
    Suspected neoplasms, both benign and malignant

Does tonsillectomy a dangerous operation?

Of course, all surgery cannot be called “harmless”, all the measures to contain risks, but you will get clear information from your doctor about the advantages and disadvantages when surgery or other roads.

Is there any way other than surgery?

This of course needs to be discussed with your doctor, because of the different cases found in every individual. However, the anxiety facing surgery or other medical treatment sometimes make patients prefer alternative medicine is promoted by “eliminating the disease without surgery, without pain, etc.”, what you need to consider is to make sure you get clear information and good handling of the expert in the field.