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adenoidectomy

excision of the adenoids

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lobectomy

removal of a lobe of the lung

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nasal polypectomy

removal of a nasal polyp

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pneumonectomy

removal of an entire lung

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thoracentesis

puncture for aspiration of the chest (pleural cavity)

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thoracoplasty

repair of the chest involving fixation of the ribs

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thoracoscopy

endoscopic examination of the pleural cavity using a thorascope

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thoracostomy

incision into the chest

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tonsillectomy

excision of the palatine tonsils

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tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy (T & A)

excision of the tonsils and adenoids

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tracheostomy

creation of an opening in the trachea, usually to insert a tube

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tracheotomy

incision into the trachea

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