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Thursday, September 18, 2014
Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
REGROWTH OF TONSILS
What is the technical name for the regrowth of tonsil tissue AFTER surgical removal of the tonsils?
As far as I know, there is no specific name for this condition. Tonsils usually don`t really regrow, however, even the most complete tonsillectomy can often leave a small bit of tonsil tissue behind. If this tissue becomes enlarged, (hypertrophic), it can appear that the tonsils have regrown.
Thomas A Tami, MD
Professor of Otolaryngology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati