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Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy Surgical Instructions

Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy Facts

  • Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy are surgical procedures performed to remove the tonsils and adenoids.
  • The tonsils and adenoids are masses of lymphoid tissue located behind the nasal passages.
  • All surgical procedures have risks and potential complications.
  • Understanding what is involved before, during, and after surgery can help the patient recover from surgery as comfortably as possible.
Reviewed on 11/3/2015

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