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n.1.(Anat.) Dissection of, or incision into, a gland or glands.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The prerequisite treatment modalities varied from decongestive nasal sprays to adenotomy. The most common conservative treatment was nasal corticosteroids which was reported in three studies [8, 9, 11].
Deaths from tonsillectomy and adenotomy. Laryngol Rhinol Otol 1998;77:669-72.
The surgical procedures were adenotomy (n = 57), tonsillectomy (n = 54), otocleisis (n = 7), and correction of various forms of cheilognathouranoschisis (n = 23).