TABLE 3

Contraindications for Adenotonsillectomy

Absolute contraindications
 No adenotonsillar tissue (tissue has been surgically removed)
Relative contraindications
 Very small tonsils/adenoid
 Morbid obesity and small tonsils/adenoid
 Bleeding disorder refractory to treatment
 Submucus cleft palate
 Other medical conditions making patient medically unstable for surgery