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Transanal open hemorrhoidopexy.
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PMID:  19333053     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: Despite all developments in the recent years, the choice of an adequate treatment for hemorrhoids remains a problem. The hemorrhoidopexy as described by Longo and the Doppler-guided hemorrhoidal artery ligation follow a concept different from the excision and destruction techniques from earlier years. In both techniques, the hemorrhoidal tissue is preserved, as it may be important for anal sensation and continence. The high costs of the circular stapler gun and the Doppler methods can probably be overcome by the proposed technique, a transanal open hemorrhoidopexy, while simultaneously preserving hemorrhoidal tissues. METHODS: Between November 2006 and May 2007, 38 patients with third-degree hemorrhoids were treated with open transanal hemorrhoidopexy. All patients were positioned in the lithotomy position and operated under general anesthesia; the anal mucosa was stitched to the rectal wall with four Z-stitches after removal of a small rectal mucosa flap about 4 cm from the dentate line. The four stitches were circumferentially positioned at equal distances. Postoperatively, the patients followed a fiber-rich diet for one week. RESULTS: Most patients (n = 32, 84 percent) were without any complaint upon follow-up at one week. Six patients (16 percent) experienced pain and were treated with oral analgesics. One patient (3 percent) experienced minor bleeding that stopped spontaneously. After one month follow-up, 34 patients (89 percent) had no symptom complaints. Two patients (5 percent) experienced segmental prolapse and two patients (5 percent) had remaining pruritus. No patient needed another intervention. CONCLUSION: The proposed operation, transanal open hemorrhoidopexy, appears to be an effective technique. The procedure can be performed under direct vision and is very cost effective compared to the other hemorrhoidal tissue-sparing procedures.
F Pakravan; C Helmes; C Baeten
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Diseases of the colon and rectum     Volume:  52     ISSN:  1530-0358     ISO Abbreviation:  Dis. Colon Rectum     Publication Date:  2009 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-03-31     Completed Date:  2009-04-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372764     Medline TA:  Dis Colon Rectum     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  503-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Coloproktologisches Zentrum Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Anal Canal
Hemorrhoids / surgery*
Middle Aged
Pilot Projects
Surgical Flaps
Suture Techniques

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