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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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These modifications were made to improve the quality of care for children undergoing tonsillectomies.
The United Kingdom National Prospective Tonsillectomy Audit (NPTA) announced its final survey of tonsillectomies in 2005 (8).
The authors found that most childhood tonsillectomies followed "nonevidence-based indications" - 12.4 per cent of those who had the procedure had five or six sore throats in the preceding 12 months and 44.6% had between two and four sore throat episodes.
The risk of asthma was determined to be increased by 1.96 fold in adenoidectomies and/or tonsillectomies among the allergic patients (CI: 1.14-3.36).
A recent Cochrane review concluded tonsillectomies and adenoidectomies had only modest short-term benefits for children who suffer recurring tonsillitis or sore throats.
Codeine has been one of the most commonly prescribed analgesics for children after tonsillectomies and adenoidectomies because it was considered safe.
Mutch, "Tonsillectomies and adenoidectomies do not prevent the onset of pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder associated with group a streptococcus," The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, vol.
Due to a high probability of peritonsillar abscess existence, needle aspiration or incision and drainage should be performed in patients with PTA scores > 2 to avoid abscess tonsillectomies and their associated complications like postoperative hemorrhage.
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.