Adenotonsillectomy – Tonsils Operation

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Adenotonsillectomy is an operation performed to remove both the adenoids and tonsils. Tonsillectomy is another operation to remove the tonsils.

These operations are done on patients who suffer from repeated tonsillitis or have an obstructed breathing, pauses between breathing at night, obstructed sleep apnea and abscess. Tonsil operation is one of the most common procedures in children. It takes about 2 weeks for children to recover from the operation.


The first Tonsillectomy was performed by Shushrut in the year 1000 BC. The surgery performed using fingernails.

De Medicina is a medical treatise (book) by Aulus Cornelius Celsus 25 BC- 50 AD, a Roman encyclopaedist. Celsus describes Tonsillectomy as a complete removal of tonsils.

They ought to be disengaged all round by the finger and removed. If they are not separated by this method, it is necessary to take them up with a blunt hook and separate them with a scalpel; then to wash them with vinegar and anoint the wound with a styptic application.

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