hemorrhoidectomy


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hemorrhoidectomy

 [hem″ŏ-roi-dek´to-me]
surgical excision of hemorrhoids. Barron ligation (or rubber band ligation) is a conservative surgical technique in which the hemorrhoids are bound with rubber bands so that the ligated portion sloughs away after several days. Laser procedures are also used.
Patient Care. Postoperatively the patient must be monitored for signs of hemorrhage; this is an uncommon occurrence but one that can develop quickly. The patient may be kept in either a prone position to relieve pressure on the operative site or a supine position (for a short period) with a rubber air ring under the buttocks for support. Warm sitz baths are usually begun the day after surgery, to relieve discomfort. Compresses of witch hazel or some other astringent agent may be applied to reduce swelling and promote healing. Difficulty in evacuating often occurs during the immediate postoperative period. The two most effective methods of relieving discomfort are keeping the area clean with multiple showers or sitz baths and maintaining a soft stool with a high-fiber diet and such agents as Metamucil.

hem·or·rhoid·ec·to·my

(hem'ō-roy-dek'tŏ-mē),
Surgical removal of hemorrhoids; usually accomplished by excision of hemorrhoidal tissues by sharp dissection, or by application of elastic ligature at the base of the hemorrhoidal bundles to produce ischemic necrosis and ultimate ablation of the hemorrhoidectomy.
[hemorrhoids + G. ektomē, excision]

hemorrhoidectomy

/hem·or·rhoid·ec·to·my/ (hem″ah-roi-dek´tah-me) excision of hemorrhoids.

hemorrhoidectomy

(hĕm′ə-roi-dĕk′tə-mē)
n. pl. hemorrhoidecto·mies
Surgical removal of hemorrhoids.

hemorrhoidectomy

[hem′əroidek′təmē]
Etymology: Gk, haimorrhois, a vein that discharges blood, ektomē, excision
the removal of dilated veins in the anal region to mitigate pain and bleeding. Most hemorrhoidectomies are outpatient procedures. Rubber band ligation, which can be done through an anoscope without sedation, is the most popular outpatient therapy. Surgery may be indicated for larger symptomatic external and internal hemorrhoids. The patient is usually placed in the lithotomy or jackknife position and receives spinal, caudal, epidural, or local anesthesia. Possible postoperative complications include constipation, pain, fecal impaction, hemorrhage, infection, and urinary retention. Also spelled haemorrhoidectomy.

hemorrhoidectomy

Hemorrhoid surgery Surgery Excision of hemorrhoids Indications Refractory itching, pain, clots, bleeding. See Hemorrhoids.

hem·or·rhoid·ec·to·my

(hem'ŏr-oy-dek'tŏ-mē)
Surgical removal of hemorrhoids; usually accomplished by excision of hemorrhoidal tissues by sharp dissection, or by application of elastic ligature at the base of the hemorrhoidal bundles to produce ischemic necrosis and ultimate ablation of the hemorrhoidectomy.
Synonym(s): haemorrhoidectomy.
[hemorrhoids + G. ektomē, excision]
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Non-excisional hemorrhoidectomy techniques are based on the disruption of the artery flow from the superior rectal arteries which feed the hemorrhoidal plexus in the rectal column.
Between January 2012 to December 2014, 300 patients who had hemorrhoidectomy were included in the study.
It is a relatively new procedure developed as an alternative to excisional hemorrhoidectomy and it is increasingly being embraced by surgeons for its better outcomes, higher patient satisfaction and fewer postoperative complications [23-26].
The main aim of this study was to compare the postoperative pain in two groups of patients treated with open hemorrhoidectomy and open hemorrhoidectomy with internal sphincterotomy.
But the stapled hemorrhoidectomy is not offered for fourth degree disease because of the difficulty in visualizing the anal canal and introducing the stapler (9-12).
The overwhelming likelihood is if she had the operation done the evening of the hemorrhoidectomy, she would have survived.
This study assessed the effectiveness of a topical preparation of Aloe vera in reducing pain and improving symptoms following hemorrhoidectomy.
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.
For prolapsed internal hemorrhoids, the best definitive treatment is traditional hemorrhoidectomy (SOR: A, systematic reviews).
Last month I had surgery, a hemorrhoidectomy, on the NHS.
Stapled hemorrhoidectomy with local anesthesia can be performed safely and cost-efficiently.
Clinical experience of futureless closed hemorrhoidectomy with liga suture.