Korean J Otorhinolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2020 Jun;63(6):265-269. 10.3342/kjorl-hns.2019.00052.

Effect of Filmogen Topical Gel on Pain and Hemorrhage after Tonsillectomy

  • 1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Kwangju Hospital of Christian, Gwangju, Korea


Background and Objectives
Tonsillectomy is one of the most common operative procedures in otorhinolaryngology. Most patients following tonsillectomy suffer from postoperative pain and hemorrhage. This study was performed to investigate whether filmogen topical gel (PHARGEL, Vitrobio SAS), applied to the tonsillectomy site after tonsillectomy reduced pain and hemorrhage. Subjects and Method A total of 40 patients over 15 years old scheduled for elective tonsillectomy were randomly divided into two groups. After tonsillectomy and postoperative day 0, 1, 2, and 7, one group was applied with the filmogen topical spray 3-5 times a day but the other group remained without applying it. Pain and postoperative hemorrhage were measured at the postoperative day 0, 1, 2, and 7 of the operation. Pain was measured by using a visual analogue scale.
Patients who applied the filmogen topical spray presented lower pain scores than patients who didn’t applied the spary. There was no difference for postoperative hemorrhage between two groups.
Filmogen topical spray is an effective postoperative control for pain but not for hemorrhage on the tonsillectomy site.


Hemorrhage; Postoperative pain; Tonsillectomy
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