Term: Tonsillectomy and/or Adenoidectomy (T & A)

Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2008-11-17


The surgical removal of tonsils and/or adenoid glands.

In De Coster et al. (2007), this was defined using ICD-9-CM procedure codes 28.2, 28.3, 28.4, or 28.6.

In Brownell et al. (2008)), this was defined using either ICD-9-CM or CCI procedure codes. For a list of ICD-9-CM and CCI procedure codes used to identify T & A in the Child Health Atlas Update (2008), please see the Links section below.

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