Nine in 10 operations to remove children’s tonsils ‘unnecessary’

Most of those undergoing procedure in England did not appear to need it, report shows

More than 88% of surgeries to remove children’s tonsils are unnecessary, according to new research, with experts warning the procedure could do more harm than good.

According to researchers, about 37,000 tonsillectomies were performed on children in England by the NHS between April 2016 and March 2017, carrying a bill of £42m.

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