Mnemonics for Contraindications of Tonsillectomy

Remember the contraindications of Tonsillectomy using the mnemonic ABCDE.


  • Active infection
  • Bleeding/ clotting disorders
  • Cervical spondylosis
  • Diphtheritic tonsillitis
  • Endemic of polio
  • Failure in controlling systemic diseases like hypertension, diabetes, bronchial asthma, LRTI

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