Tonsillectomy or tonsillotomy? A systematic review for paediatric sleep-disordered breathing

“Current evidence supports tonsillotomy in children with obstructive surgical indications. It is likely to reduce post-operative haemorrhage, pain, and facilitate a faster return to normal diet and activity. Healthcare burden is decreased due to fewer post-operative complications and reduced need for medical re-contact. More research is necessary to assess the risk of recurrence, and further classification of secondary haemorrhage severity is required to fully clarify the clinical benefit of tonsillotomy.”