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Short term clinical outcome of stapled haemorrhoidectomy.
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PMID:  20527600     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate short term clinical outcome after stapled haemorrhoidectomy. METHODS: From May 2005 to Oct 2007, 55 patients with symptomatic late 2nd and 3rd degree haemorrhoids were admitted to Surgical Ward 2, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre. All of them underwent stapled haemorrhoidectomy after routine preoperative preparation. Postoperatively, pain scores, complications, hospital stay, return to routine activities, and patient satisfaction was recorded on a structured proforma. Follow-up was done weekly for 4weeks then at 2nd, 3rd and 6th month. RESULTS: In 55 consecutive patients stapled haemorrhoidectomy was done with an operative time range of 21-30 minutes, average hospital stay was 2 days and return to daily routine activities was within one week in majority of the patients. All patients were followed at the outpatient clinic for six months postoperatively. No deterioration of symptoms occurred during the follow up. Recurrence or procedure related adverse affects, in particular impaired continence or persistent anal pain were absent. CONCLUSION: Despite the cost and difficult access, stapled haemorrhoidectomy results in less postoperative pain, fast recovery and patient satisfaction.
Muhammad Shamim Qureshi; Shazia Ali; Deep Parkash; Mumtaz Maher
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association     Volume:  60     ISSN:  0030-9982     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pak Med Assoc     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-09     Completed Date:  2010-07-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501162     Medline TA:  J Pak Med Assoc     Country:  Pakistan    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  335-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Colorectal Division, Ward-2, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Karachi.
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MeSH Terms
Follow-Up Studies
Hemorrhoids / surgery*
Length of Stay
Middle Aged
Pain Measurement
Pain, Postoperative / etiology
Patient Satisfaction
Postoperative Hemorrhage / etiology
Postoperative Period
Surgical Stapling / adverse effects*,  methods
Treatment Outcome
Young Adult

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