Tonsillotomy is partial amputation of the tonsils, sharply protruding into the lumen of the throat. The testimony is expressed hypertrophy of the tonsils, causing nasal breathing disorders, phonation, sometimes swallowing. Tonsillotomy produce, as a rule, with the help of tonsillotomy, sometimes - nasal loop.
In some cases tonsillotomy do under General anesthesia, usually under local (surface) anesthesia. As hypertrophy of the tonsils often combined with adenoidally, tonsillotomy can be carried out simultaneously with adenotomies (see Adenoids).