Conventional versus diathermy coagulation haemorrhoidectomy - a prospective study
Keywords:Diathermy, Haemorrhoidectomy, Haemorrhoids
Background: Haemorrhoids is one of the most frequently encountered anorectal disorders in clinical practice of surgeon. The main aim of the study was to compare conventional haemorrhoidectomy to diathermy coagulation.
Methods: 60 patients irrespective of their age and sex suffering from the late second and third degree hemorrhoids were divided into 2 groups of 30 patients each. Group A patients were subjected to conventional closed haemorrhoidectomy. Group B patients were subjected to diathermy coagulation of the pedicle.
Results: The results were compared by comparing complications and relief of symptoms after each surgery. The follow up was done for 3 months.Conclusions: The traditional method of mass ligature of haemorrhoidal pedicle is not necessary and electrocoagulation of haemorrhoidal pedical is safe, economical and less time consuming.
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