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Blood supply & relation of tonsils:

Taken from Dhingra textbook


Surgical procedure that completely removes the tonsil, including its capsule by dissecting the peritonsillar space between the tonsil capsule and the muscular wall. 281 more words

Head And Neck

Tonsillectomy - The Removal of the Little Suckers + 12 Things No One Tells You

** WARNING: This post contains gross content. Please do not read further if you do not enjoy reading about bodily problems, or seeing vile pictures… Trust me, I took them and I really think they are gross yet the pictures are of my own body. 3,193 more words

Tonsillectomy Post Op: Day 9 and Day 10

Day 9:

At about 4:30am I woke up because I needed to pee, but right when I woke up my throat was instantly uncomfortable. Throughout the night while I was sleeping, I was kind of suffocating myself because I seemed to be choking at random times during my sleep. 528 more words


Love Your Tonsils! They're Part of Your Immune System

If you open your mouth and look into the back of your throat, you’ll see a lump of tissue on each side that make up your tonsils, assuming you didn’t have your tonsils removed as a child, as was a common practice until the 1970s. 593 more words


Tonsillectomy Post Op: Day 7 and Day 8

Day 7:

I woke up feeling pretty well. My mom had texted me saying that I got the okay from my ENT doctor to resume eating normally, to whatever is tolerable for me at this point. 563 more words


Tonsillectomy Post Op: Day 5 and Day 6

Day 5:

Early this morning around 4am I got really freaked out. I had woken up with an awkwardly moist throat and it felt very uncomfortable. 1,246 more words


Tonsillectomy Appears to Protect Against Tonsil Cancer

Having your tonsils out will get you ice cream ― and perhaps protection from tonsil cancer. The finding from a large Danish population-based study seems intuitive, but really had not been shown before. 697 more words