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Ann Coloproctol. 2017 Feb;33(1):28-34. doi: 10.3393/ac.2017.33.1.28. Epub 2017 Feb 28.

Early Experience With a Partial Stapled Hemorrhoidopexy for Treating Patients With Grades III-IV Prolapsing Hemorrhoids.

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Department of Surgery, Busan Hang-Un Hospital, Busan, Korea.



Circular stapled hemorrhoidopexy (CSH) is widely used to treat patients with grades III-IV hemorrhoids because of less pain and short hospital stay. However, this procedure is associated with some complications, such as urge to defecate, anal stenosis, staple line dehiscence, abscess and sepsis. To avoid these complications, surgeons perform a partial stapled hemorrhoidopexy (PSH). The aim of this study is to present our early experience with the PSH.


We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 58 patients with hemorrhoids who were treated with a PSH at Busan Hang-Un Hospital from January 2016 to June 2016. A specially designed tri-window anoscope was used, and a purse string suture was made at the mucosae of the protruding hemorrhoids through the window of the anoscope. The hemorrhoidopexy was done by using a circular stapler.


Of the 58 patients included in this study, 34 were male and 24 were female patients (mean age, 50.4 years). The mean operation time was 12.4 minutes, and the mean postoperative hospital stay was 3.8 days. Three patients experienced bleeding (5.1%) 5 urinary retention (8.6%) and 5 skin tags (8.6%). Urge to defecate, tenesmus, abscess, rectovaginal fistula, anal stricture, incontinence, and recurrence did not occur.


PSH is a minimally invasive, feasible, and safe technique for treating patients with grades III-IV hemorrhoids. A PSH, instead of a CSH, can be used to treat certain patients with hemorrhoids.


Circular stapled hemorrhoidopexy; Hemorrhoids; Partial stapled hemorrhoidopexy; Tissue selecting technique; Tissue selecting therapy

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CONFLICT OF INTEREST: No potential conflict of interest relevant to this article was reported.

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