from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun surgery Surgical removal of the adenoids, or of adenoid growths in the nasopharynx; commonly performed along with tonsillectomy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun surgical removal of the adenoids; commonly performed along with tonsillectomy


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Tonsillectomy is completed at the same time as an adenoidectomy, which is the removal of the adenoid glands.

    News 8 Austin Top Stories

  • They also perform other airway procedures such as endoscopic surgery, laser surgery, nasal surgery, tracheotomy, tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy.

    Airway Disorders

  • She's now scheduled for a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy and the doctors think that she will sleep much better after the surgery.

    The Science Of Sleep

  • Since enlarged tonsils and adenoids are the most common cause of obstructive sleep apnea in children, surgical removal of the tonsils (tonsillectomy) and adenoids (adenoidectomy) is usually the recommended treatment (see tonsils and adenoids).

    Childhood Obstructive Sleep Apnea

  • Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy are relatively simple procedures and they are usually worth doing in children with sleep apnea, even when the sleep apnea is mild.

    Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems

  • A comparison of 1994 tariffs and the revised tariffs show average procedure costs for a tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy will be 14 per cent lower.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The third group included three studies with 249 patients, in whom 50 per cent to 75 per cent of the patients gained weight after adenoidectomy. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Researchers found youngsters who undergo the surgical removal of their tonsils, with or without the removal of their adenoids - known as an adenoidectomy, are at increased risk of becoming overweight after surgery. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Doctor Anita Jeyakumar, the author of the study, said: There may have been a variety of proposed mechanisms for the weight gain following adenoidectomy. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Werner, a 21-year-old from Kansas, underwent a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy earlier this year after suffering from chronic sore throats and problems with snoring for a number of years.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.