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Tonsillectomy

Tonsillectomy

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TONSILLECTOMY
 
Tonsillectomy
tonsillectomy is a surgical procedure in which the tonsils are removed fromeither side of the throat.
The tonsillectomy has been practiced for 3,000 years, with varying popularityoverthe centuries.
The procedure is performed in response to cases of repeated occurrence of acute tonsillitis or adenoiditis, obstructive sleep apnea, nasal airwayobstruction, snoring, or peritonsillar abscess.
Sometimes the adenoids are removed at the same time, a procedure calledadenoidectomy.
 
Tonsilectomy
INDICATION
Experiencesrecurrentinfections of acute tonsillitis.
Has chronic tonsillitis, consisting of persistent, moderate-to-severethroat pain
Has multiple bouts of peritonsillar abscess.
Has sleep apnea
Has difficulty eating or swallowingdue to enlarged tonsils
Producestonsilloliths (tonsil stones) in the back of their mouth.
Has abnormally large tonsils with crypts

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