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Int J Colorectal Dis. 2009 Mar;24(3):335-44. doi: 10.1007/s00384-008-0611-0. Epub 2008 Nov 27.

Stapled haemorrhoidopexy compared to Milligan-Morgan and Ferguson haemorrhoidectomy: a systematic review.

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Academic Surgical Unit, St. James's University Hospital, Level 7 Clinical Sciences Building, Leeds LS9 7TF, UK.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

The aim of this study was to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of the short- and long-term outcomes of stapled haemorrhoidopexy.

METHODS:

A literature search identified randomised controlled trials comparing stapled haemorrhoidopexy with Milligan-Morgan/Ferguson haemorrhoidectomy. Data were extracted independently for each study and differences analysed with fixed and random effects models.

RESULTS:

Thirty-four randomised trials and two systematic reviews were identified, and 29 trials included. Stapled haemorrhoidopexy was statistically superior for hospital stay (p < 0.001) and numerically superior for post-operative pain (peri-operative and mid-term), operation time and bleeding (post-operative and long-term). Recurrent prolapse and re-intervention for recurrence were more frequent following stapled haemorrhoidopexy. No difference was observed in the rates of complications.

CONCLUSIONS:

Stapled haemorrhoidopexy reduces the length of hospital stay and may have an advantage in terms of decreased operating time, reduced post-operative pain and less bleeding but is associated with an increased rate of recurrent prolapse.

PMID:
19037647
DOI:
10.1007/s00384-008-0611-0
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