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ton·sil·lec·to·my

 (tŏn′sə-lĕk′tə-mē)
n. pl. ton·sil·lec·to·mies
Surgical removal of tonsils or a tonsil.

tonsillectomy

(ˌtɒnsɪˈlɛktəmɪ)
n, pl -mies
(Surgery) surgical removal of the palatine tonsils

ton•sil•lec•to•my

(ˌtɒn səˈlɛk tə mi)

n., pl. -mies.
the operation of excising or removing one or both tonsils.
[1900–05]

tonsillectomy

Surgery to remove the tonsils.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tonsillectomy - surgical removal of the palatine tonsilstonsillectomy - surgical removal of the palatine tonsils; commonly performed along with adenoidectomy
ablation, cutting out, extirpation, excision - surgical removal of a body part or tissue
Translations

tonsillectomy

[ˌtɒnsɪˈlektəmɪ] Ntonsilectomía f, amigdalotomía f

tonsillectomy

tonsillectomy

[ˌtɒnsɪˈlɛktəmɪ] ntonsillectomia

ton·sil·lec·to·my

n. amigdalectomía, extirpación de las amígdalas.

tonsillectomy

n (pl -mies) amigdalectomía
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Codeine has been one of the most commonly prescribed analgesics for children after tonsillectomies and adenoidectomies because it was considered safe.
Despite the sheer number of pediatric tonsillectomies performed in the United States annually, there is no clear consensus as to which surgical technique is superior.
A similar trend is evident in the UK, with only a quarter the number of tonsillectomies performed in the modern era compared with the early 20th century.
Tonsillectomy has been a common operation in otolaryngology, with over 1 million tonsillectomies being performed annually in the UK in the 1960's and 70's.
Adult tonsillectomies, although less frequent, can be done under general or local anaesthesia.
All tonsillectomies were carried out by dissection method under general anaesthesia using propofol for induction and halothane for maintenance.
Nowadays, where stronger antibiotics are prescribed to treat infection, the frequency of tonsillectomies performed is more geared toward the removal of enlarged tonsils associated with sleep-breathing problems rather than infected tonsils (Parker & Walner, 2011).
Approximately 583,000 outpatient tonsillectomies were performed in the United States 2006.
Of the 207 cases in the review, 150 related to tonsillectomies, while there were 57 adeno-tonsillectomies.
Andrew McCombe, from ENT UK, highlighted a rise in diseases and conditions that tonsillectomies can prevent or cure, such as infections, and even cancer of the tonsils.
Tonsillectomy is the second-most common surgical procedure in children, with more than 500,000 tonsillectomies performed annually in the United States.
Although countless tonsillectomies are carried out successfully every year, you must remember that a tonsillectomy is not an operation to be taken lightly.