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The use of bioabsorbable staple-line reinforcement performing stapled hemorrhoidopexy to decrease the risk of postoperative bleeding.
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PMID:  23089445     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Postoperative staple-line bleeding after stapled hemorrhoidopexy represents a major issue of this procedure, especially in the day surgery setting. In this study we assess the possible benefit of using circular bioabsorbable staple-line reinforcement to reduce the risk of hemorrhage when performing stapled hemorrhoidopexy in a day surgery setting. Patients with symptomatic II to III grade hemorrhoidal disease were randomly assigned into two groups. In Group A we performed a stapled hemorrhoidopexy using PPH33-03(®) with Seamguard(®), a bioabsorbable staple-line reinforcement; in Group B, we used only a PPH33-03(®) stapler. We evaluated the intraoperative and postoperative staple-line bleeding and, secondarily, the duration of surgery, need for additional hemostatic stitches, and presence of postoperative complications. One hundred patients were enrolled in the study. Group A patients showed a statistically significant decrease of intraoperative bleeding (4 vs 42% in Group B) and hemostatic stitch placement (5.7 vs 42%) with the consequent reduction in mean operative time, postoperative pain, and tenesmus. There were no differences between the two groups in hemorrhoidal disease control or postoperative late complications. The use of bioabsorbable staple-line reinforcement while performing stapled hemorrhoidopexy may allow improvement of the safety of this procedure, especially in a day surgery setting.
Francesco Saverio Mari; Luigi Masoni; Umile Michele Cosenza; Francesco Favi; Giammauro Berardi; Anna Dall'oglio; Fioralba Pindozzi; Antonio Brescia
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American surgeon     Volume:  78     ISSN:  1555-9823     ISO Abbreviation:  Am Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370522     Medline TA:  Am Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1255-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Unit of Oneday-Day Surgery, Department of Surgery of Sant'Andrea Hospital, University Sapienza of Rome, Rome, Italy.
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