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Old 08-31-2010, 05:20 PM   #1
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Tonsil removal for sleep apnea?

I am wondering if anyone has ever had their tonsils removed because they were experiencing apnea? My ENT thinks I may have apnea due to my large tonsils and I will be going for a sleep study soon.

1. Is it common that large tonsils can cause apnea?
2. Will removal of the tonsils cause the apnea to go away in most cases?

 
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Re: Tonsil removal for sleep apnea?

It is common for enlarged tonsils to cause apnea. Whether or not removal completely cures it is another matter as there may be other conditions contributing to it.

 
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