Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Tonsil Enlargement Evaluation

The evaluation of enlarged tonsils begins with a medical history and physical examination.

Physical findings in someone with enlarged tonsils may include:

Tests that may be used to evaluate enlarged tonsils can be made without testing.

Tests for enlarged tonsils may include:

For more information:

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Last Updated: Apr 22, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Tonsil Enlargement References
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