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Management of pain after tonsillectomy: a prospective, randomized clinical study [Tr-ENT]
Tr-ENT. 2009; 19(1): 1-8

Management of pain after tonsillectomy: a prospective, randomized clinical study

Nusret İnci1, Oğuz Basut, Fikret Kasapoğlu, Hakan Coşkun

Objectives: We evaluated the alleviation of posttonsillectomy
pain with systemic and topical applications.
Patients and Methods: Data obtained from 78 patients
(28 females, 50 males) who had undergone tonsillectomy
for recurrent tonsillitis by conventional cold surgery
were reviewed with prospective, randomized clinical
study. Initially, the patients were assigned into topical
and systemic drug groups. These groups were then
divided into three sub-groups; (i) clindamycin, dexamethasone,
and control (saline) (ii) groups for the topical
drug group; (iii) cefprozil, amoxicillin+clavulanate
and control (no medications except analgesic) for the
systemic drug group. The intensity of pain perceived
by the patients at 21 different times was assessed by
visual analog scale and facial scale.
Results: No significant relation was found between
topical or systemic antibiotic use and pain intensity
after tonsillectomy.
Conclusion: Neither topical application nor systemic
administration is significantly superior to the other
for postoperative management of pain

Keywords: Analgesics, clinical trial; pain, postoperative;tonsillectomy.

Tonsillektomi sonrası ağrının tedavisi: Prospektif, randomize klinik çalışma

Nusret İnci1, Oğuz Basut, Fikret Kasapoğlu, Hakan Coşkun

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Anahtar Kelimeler: Analjezik; klinik çalışma; ağrı, ameliyatsonrası; tonsillektomi.

Nusret İnci, Oğuz Basut, Fikret Kasapoğlu, Hakan Coşkun. Management of pain after tonsillectomy: a prospective, randomized clinical study. Tr-ENT. 2009; 19(1): 1-8

Corresponding Author: Nusret İnci
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