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Shrinking tonsils better than removing them

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“Shrinking” your tonsils instead of removing them is better for the patient according to a 10-year study.

A procedure common to many primary school children in previous generations could be a thing of the past after a Flinders University study found that shrinking tonsils, instead of removing them, resulted in less pain and less bleeding.

Professor Simon Carney explained the procedure on 6PR Breakfast.

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