Recurrent Throat Infections in Children: Surgery or Watchful
A systematic review finds that tonsillectomy provides some short-term benefits over watchful waiting for children with mild to moderate throat infections, but it's not clear if the benefits persist.

Recurrent tonsillitis is an indication for tonsillectomy, but the effectiveness of surgery compared with more-conservative watchful waiting is not clear. Many studies examining the benefits of tonsillectomy are challenged by strict definitions of tonsillitis and lack of long-term follow-up data.