Stapled vs excision hemorrhoidectomy: long-term results of a prospective randomized trial

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Title
Stapled vs excision hemorrhoidectomy: long-term results of a prospective randomized trial
Journal
Archives of Surgery
Author(s)
Hetzer  F. H., Demartines  N., Handschin  A. E., Clavien  P. A.
ISSN
0004-0010 (Print)
Publication state
Published
Issued date
03/2002
Volume
137
Number
3
Pages
337-40
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Clinical Trial
Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial --- Old month value: Mar
Abstract
HYPOTHESIS: Stapled hemorrhoidectomy offers several advantages over excision hemorrhoidectomy, including reduced postoperative pain, a reduced hospital stay, and an earlier recovery time. Furthermore, stapled hemorrhoidectomy is associated with lower hemorrhoidal recurrence on long-term follow-up. DESIGN: A randomized prospective trial. Patients were blinded to the operation technique used. Follow-up occurred at 1 and 3 weeks and 12 months postoperatively. SETTING: A university hospital providing primary, secondary, and tertiary care. PATIENTS: Forty patients with second- and third-degree hemorrhoid disease were randomized to undergo either stapled or excision hemorrhoidectomy. Two patients were excluded. All patients were subject to a follow-up examination. INTERVENTIONS: Stapled hemorrhoidectomy (Longo technique) vs excision hemorrhoidectomy (Ferguson technique). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Operating time, postoperative pain (measured by the visual analog scale), hospital stay, histologic features, morbidity, defecation habit, continence, recovery time (return to work), and hemorrhoid recurrence at 1 year. RESULTS: Stapled vs excision hemorrhoidectomy was associated with a significantly reduced operating time (30 vs 43.25 minutes; P<.001), reduced postoperative pain scores (visual analog score) on the first 4 postoperative days (day 1: 2.7 vs 6.3; day 2: 1.7 vs 6.3; day 3: 0.8 vs 5.4; and day 4: 0.5 vs 4.8, where 0 indicates no pain, and 10, maximum pain; P < or = .001), and an earlier return to work (6.7 vs 20.7 days;P =.001). There were no differences for stapled vs excision hemorrhoidectomy in length of hospital stay (2.4 vs 2.1 days), complications (3 [15%] of 20 patients vs 5 [25%] of 20 patients), and recurrence rate (1 [5%] of 20 patients vs 1 [5%] of 20 patients). CONCLUSIONS: Stapled hemorrhoidectomy is associated with reduced postoperative pain, earlier recovery time and return to work, and a similar recurrence rate compared with the excision technique. Provided further clinical trials confirm these findings, stapled hemorrhoidectomy may become a future gold standard.
Keywords
Adult Aged Digestive System Surgical Procedures/*methods Fecal Incontinence/etiology/prevention & control Female Hemorrhoids/*surgery Humans Length of Stay Male Middle Aged Pain Measurement Pain, Postoperative/etiology/prevention & control Prospective Studies Recurrence Severity of Illness Index Single-Blind Method *Surgical Stapling *Sutures Treatment Outcome
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