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Tonsillectomy - series—Normal anatomy

Tonsillectomy - Series

Overview

Tonsil glands are located in the back of the throat. They contain immune cells which fight infection.

Review Date 8/12/2019

Updated by: Josef Shargorodsky, MD, MPH, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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