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Open haemorrhoidectomy under local anaesthesia for symptomatic haemorrhoids: An experience from Nigeria.
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PMID:  21684483     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Ligation-excision haemorrhoidectomy is considered to be the gold-standard treatment for prolapsed haemorrhoids. The procedure is commonly done under general or regional anaesthesia. This study aimed to assess the feasibility and tolerability of open haemorrhoidectomy under local anaesthesia.
PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a prospective study carried out in Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, over a 5-year period. All consenting adult patients with prolapsing haemorrhoids were offered Milligan-Morgan haemorrhoidectomy under local anaesthesia. They were assessed for tolerance and complications.
RESULTS: More than 95% of the patients tolerated the procedure with manageable complications.
CONCLUSION: Open excisional haemorrhoidectomy under local anaesthesia is feasible, safe and well tolerated in our environment, and may encourage early presentation of patients with piles to hospital.
Olusegun I Alatise; Augustine E Agbakwuru; Augustine O Takure; Adewale O Adisa; Akinbolaji A Akinkuolie
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-05-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Arab journal of gastroenterology : the official publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology     Volume:  12     ISSN:  2090-2387     ISO Abbreviation:  Arab J Gastroenterol     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101298363     Medline TA:  Arab J Gastroenterol     Country:  Egypt    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  99-102     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Arab Journal of Gastroenterology. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Surgery, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria.
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