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J Surg Tech Case Rep. 2011 Jul;3(2):68-75. doi: 10.4103/2006-8808.92797.

Surgical management of hemorrhoids.

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Department of Surgery, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Nigeria.

Abstract

Hemorrhoids are common human afflictions known since the dawn of history. Surgical management of this condition has made tremendous progress from complex ligation and excision procedures in the past to simpler techniques that allow the patient to return to normal life within a short period. Newer techniques try to improve on the post-operative complications of older ones. The surgical options for the management of hemorrhoids today are many. Capturing all in a single article may be difficult if not impossible. The aim of this study therefore is to present in a concise form some of the common surgical options in current literature, highlighting some important post operative complications. Current literature is searched using MEDLINE, EMBASE and the Cochrane library. The conclusion is that even though there are many surgical options in the management of hemorrhoids today, most employ the ligature and excision technique with newer ones having reduced post operative pain and bleeding.

KEYWORDS:

Hemorrhoids; hemorrhoidectomy; surgical

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