tonsillotome

ton·sil·lo·tome

(ton-sil'ō-tōm),
An instrument, sometimes modeled after a guillotine, for use in tonsillectomy.
[tonsillo- + G. tomos, cutting]

tonsillotome

(tŏn-sĭl′ō-tōm)
A surgical instrument used in tonsillectomy.
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In the past, the guillotine or tonsillotome technique was used, but because of higher morbidity, this technique has been reported as unsatisfactory and its use has been decreased worldwide9.
Vikash K Modi, MD Histologic assessment of thermal injury to tonsillectomy specimens: A comparison of electrocautery, coblation, harmonic scalpel and tonsillotome.
29) He reviewed the tonsillotome, snare, galvanocautery as described by Pynchon, (20) and Robertson's own preferred scissors method.