TITLE

tonsillectomy

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p2202
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "tonsillectomy" is presented. It refers to the surgical removal of the tonsils. The procedure is used for children with recurrent infections of the throat. Complications of the procedure include local bleeding, throat pain, injury to the upper airway and aspiration pneumonia.
ACCESSION #
21248860

 

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