tonsillectomy


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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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A FOOD AND DRUG Administration black box warning led to a reduction but not an elimination of codeine pain relief after tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy--and there has been inappropriate substitution of other opioids rather than nonopioid pain relievers such as ibuprofen, said Kao-Ping Chua, MD, PhD, of the University of Chicago, and his associates.
These surgeries involved either (1) Coblation, (2) Coblation with partial suture closure of the tonsillar fossa, (3) diathermy, or (4)partial intracapsular tonsillectomy (PIT).
Objective: To compare monopolar cautery with cold steel dissection for tonsillectomy in pediatric age group.
Keywords: Dysphagia, hamartoma, palatine tonsil, polyp, tonsillectomy
Interval tonsillectomy also can be performed in a few cases.
1,2] In the USA, tonsillectomy accounts for one-third of the paediatric procedures performed under general anaesthesia.
Tonsillectomy is one of the most common surgical procedures performed worldwide.
THE CLINICAL QUESTION Is tonsillectomy an appropriate treatment modality for this adult patient's refractory group A [beta]-hemolytic streptococcal pharyngitis, in light of her history of recurrent infections?
Eighty children (aged 5-15 years) undergoing tonsillectomy were randomly assigned to receive 5 ml of oral honey every 6 hours postoperatively while awake or no honey (control group) for 10 days.
Objective: To assess and compare the relative efficacy of silk ligation and diathermy coagulation techniques in controlling bleeding during tonsillectomy in the first 24 hours.
The management of pain in children who have undergone tonsillectomy has remained a challenge among healthcare providers.
Contract notice: Reusable Tonsillectomy, Adenoidectomy Surgical Instruments and Associated Diathermy Forceps.