tonsillotomy


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ton·sil·lot·o·my

 (tŏn′sə-lŏt′ə-mē)
n. pl. ton·sil·lot·o·mies
Surgical incision of a tonsil.

tonsillotomy

(ˌtɒnsɪˈlɒtəmɪ)
n, pl -mies
(Surgery) surgical incision into one or both of the palatine tonsils, usually followed by removal (tonsillectomy)
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Contract award notice: Tonsillotomy berlin - special ambulant surgical treatment of enlarged palatine tonsils acc.
Systematic review of complications of tonsillotomy versus tonsillectomy.
Double-blind randomized controlled study of coblation tonsillotomy versus coblation tonsillectomy on postoperative pain in children.
Lister et al found that pediatric patients who underwent microdebrider intracapsular tonsillotomy on one tonsil and electrocautery extracapsular tonsillectomy on the other reported significantly less pain on the microdebrider side on postoperative days 1 through 9.
Tonsillotomy and adenoidectomy may be appropriate for reasons other than middle ear fluid.