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 notice: trial of tonsillotomy in tonsillitis
Systematic review of complications of tonsillotomy versus tonsillectomy.
Tonsillectomy tonsillotomy?--A randomized study comparing postoperative pain and long-term effects.
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.
Contract award notice: Tonsillotomy berlin - special ambulant surgical treatment of enlarged palatine tonsils acc.
At the time of the data collection, tonsillectomy was the treatment of choice in hyperplasia in Germany; this has changed in the recent years and now a partial tonsillectomy (tonsillotomy) would be performed.
Robert Myles of New York, discussing Robertson's findings, said, "It would seem that an operation like tonsillotomy should have been more or less perfected before now, but my opinion is that it is in its infancy." (29)