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Tonsillectomy - series—Normal anatomy

Normal anatomy

Overview

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

Review Date 8/5/2015

Updated by: Sumana Jothi MD, Specialist in Laryngology, Clinical Instructor UCSF Otolaryngology, NCHCS VA, SFVA, San Francisco, CA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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