History and current practice of tonsillectomy.

  title={History and current practice of tonsillectomy.},
  author={Ramzi T. Younis and Rande H Lazar},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  volume={112 8 Pt 2 Suppl 100},
OBJECTIVE To review important developments in the history of adenotonsillectomy and describe current methods and results for the operation. STUDY DESIGN Review. METHODS Tonsillectomy practices since antiquity were reviewed, with emphasis on introductions of new surgical tools and procedures, anesthesia methods, and patient care practices. Past and current indications for and complications associated with tonsillectomy were also reviewed. RESULTS Devices used for adenotonsillectomy have… CONTINUE READING


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