Examples of tonsillectomy in a Sentence
The surgeon performed a tonsillectomy.
Recent Examples of tonsillectomy from the Web
The report, in JAMA Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery, compared 60,667 Danish children under 9 who had tonsillectomies, adenoidectomies or both with 1.1 million who had not had the surgeries.
The little girl's aunt invited her to recuperate from the tonsillectomy at her home on Long Island.
Mendelsohn underwent a radical tonsillectomy followed by seven weeks of radiation, five days per week, and seven rounds of nine-hour chemotherapy with a feeding tube in his stomach.
Dozens — some as young as 2 — have perished after routine operations, such as colonoscopies and tonsillectomies.
After a 2013 warning by the FDA not to give children codeine after tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy procedures, an American Academy of Pediatrics report in November 2017 found that about 5 percent of children were still being prescribed the drug.
In at least 25 cases, surgery centers opened their doors to ailing and fragile patients who died after simple procedures, such as tonsillectomies, retinal repairs or colonoscopies, KHN and USA TODAY Network found.
Removal of the tonsils (tonsillectomy) and/or adenoids (adenoidectomy) may be recommended.
Children recover faster and easier from a tonsillectomy than adults, Dr. Voigt says.
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Did You Know?
The tonsils are the areas of tissue that you can see in the mirror on both sides of your throat (not to be confused with the uvula, which hangs down in the middle). Tonsillectomy, the most common surgery performed on children in the U.S., is intended to relieve tonsillitis, or inflammation of the tonsils (usually by strep or staph bacteria). But the fact is, tonsillitis can often be successfully treated with antibiotics, which means that surgery, including the week or two of pain and discomfort that follows it, is generally unnecessary.
TONSILLECTOMY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tonsillectomy for English Language Learners
medical : an operation to remove a person's tonsils
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