hemorrhoidectomy


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hemorrhoidectomy

[‚hem‚rȯi′dek·tə·mē]
(medicine)
Surgical removal of hemorrhoids.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In this study a topical cream containing Aloe vera considerably enhanced wound healing and reduced postoperative pain and pain on defecation following hemorrhoidectomy compared with placebo.
The multi-centre, randomised, double-blind, parallel group, placebo-controlled study in hemorrhoidectomy showed a statistically significant reduction in area under the curve analysis (AUC) of the NRS pain scores in patients receiving EXPAREL compared to placebo through 72 hours (p<0.0001).
A Cochrane systematic review of 12 RCTs that compared conventional hemorrhoidectomy with stapled hemorrhoidectomy in patients with grades I to III hemorrhoids found a lower rate of recurrence (follow-up ranged from 6 to 39 months) in patients who had conventional hemorrhoidectomy (NNT=14).
Day-case stapled (circular) vs diathermy hemorrhoidectomy. Dis Colon Rectum 2003; 46: 93-99.
A newer technique called stapled hemorrhoidopexy can treat protruding internal hemorrhoids with less pain than hemorrhoidectomy. In this technique, the surgeon removes tissue above the hemorrhoid and pulls up the hemorrhoid to bring it back inside the body.
In 1986, Walker underwent a hemorrhoidectomy, which relieved her pain.
This painful condition has a slow onset and can result from overly aggressive anal surgery, such as hemorrhoidectomy. Radiation injury to the anal canal and Crohn's disease also can cause stenosis.
We selected consecutive cases of patients treated with hemorrhoidectomy for hemorrhoids from our histopathologic files and extracted clinical data from the surgical charts.
These included laser ablation of tattoos, ablation of basal cell carcinoma of the skin, diabetic retinopathy, removal of colonic adenomas, percutaneous coronary angioplasty, percutaneous diskectomy, photodynamic therapy for bladder carcinoma, ablation of inoperable endobronchial carcinoma (lung cancer), upper gastrointestinal (GI) hemorrhage, ablation of carcinoma in situ of the cervix, hemorrhoidectomy, endometriosis, stapedotomy, removal of tonsils and adenoids, and ablation of urethral strictures.
"Ligation requires no hospital stay, produces fewer complications, and is less painful than hemorrhoidectomy"--surgery to remove hemorrhoids--Salvati points out.
There seems to be evidence to support this theory, since loss of these cushions may be responsible for incontinence associated with hemorrhoidectomy.[11]