Descriptor English: Tonsillectomy
Descriptor Spanish: Tonsilectomía
Descriptor amigdalectomía
Entry term(s) tonsilectomía
Scope note: Extirpación quirúrgica de una o ambas amígdalas faríngeas (tonsilas).
Descriptor Portuguese: Tonsilectomia
Descriptor French: Amygdalectomie
Entry term(s): Tonsillectomies
Tree number(s): E04.580.848
RDF Unique Identifier:
Scope note: Surgical removal of a tonsil or tonsils. (Dorland, 28th ed)
Annotation: post-tonsillectomy hemorrhage = POSTOPERATIVE HEMORRHAGE not HEMORRHAGE, ORAL
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
CL classification
EC economics
ED education
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MO mortality
MT methods
NU nursing
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
VE veterinary
DeCS ID: 14458
Unique ID: D014068
NLM Classification: WV 430
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 1997/06/20
Tonsillectomy - Preferred
Concept UI M0021665
Scope note Surgical removal of a tonsil or tonsils. (Dorland, 28th ed)
Preferred term Tonsillectomy
Entry term(s) Tonsillectomies

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