From Big Medical Encyclopedia

TONZILLEKTOMYYa (Latin tonsil la amygdaloid gland + Greek ektome excision, removal) — the surgery consisting in full removal of almonds together with the connective tissue capsule; it is applied at hron. the tonsillitis which is not giving in to conservative treatment and also at nali-

chiya of the related complications (a rheumatic carditis, myocarditis, nephrite, etc.) — see Almonds, Tonsillitis.