Poliomyelitis and recent tonsillectomy. 1945, Anderson, J. Pediatr

The removal of glands is associated with an increase in the risk of poliomyelitis by 2.6 times in the next 30 days. The risk of bulbar and bulbospinal poliomyelitis (the most dangerous) increases 16 times.


Effect of tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy on nasopharyngeal antibody response to poliovirus. 1971, Ogra, N Engl J Med

After removal of the glands, the number of antibodies to poliovirus drops by an average of 3-4 times.