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Comment & Response
October 2015

Brodsky and Friedman Scales and Clinical Tonsil Size Grading in Children

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Otolaryngology and Bronchoesophagology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2Advanced Center for Specialty Care, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago
JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;141(10):947-948. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2015.2056

To the Editor We read the article by Kumar et al1 titled “The Reliability of Clinical Tonsil Size Grading in Children.” We congratulate the authors on strong scientific work. We agree that it is both necessary and important that tonsillar grading scales are reproducible and consistent. Nonetheless, we strongly feel that the conclusions of the article are overstated and fail to recognize the correct clinical applications of the Friedman grading scale.