Guidance of clinical management for patients with tonsillar focal disease

Miki Takahara, Akira Doi, Ayako Inoshita, Junichiro Ohori, Masamitsu Kono, Ai Hirano, Takuya Kakuki, Kentaro Yamada, Hirofumi Akagi, Kenichi Takano, Seiichi Nakata, Yasuaki Harabuchi

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review


Tonsillar focal diseases (TFDs) are defined as “diseases caused by organic and/or functional damage in organs distant from tonsil, and the disease outcome is improved by tonsillectomy.” Although several reports and reviews have shown the efficacy of tonsillectomy for TFDs, no guidelines for the clinical management of the diagnosis and treatment of TFDs have been reported. Therefore, the Society of Stomato-pharyngology established a committee to guide the clinical management of patients with TFDs, and the original guide was published in May 2023. This article summarizes the English version of the manuscript. We hope that the concept of TFDs will spread worldwide, and that one as many patients with TFDs will benefit from tonsillectomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)761-773
Number of pages13
JournalAuris Nasus Larynx
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 08-2024
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


Dive into the research topics of 'Guidance of clinical management for patients with tonsillar focal disease'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this