[Milligam-Morgan hemorrhoidectomy and stapled mucoprolapsectomy. Clinical comparison of the results]

F Mosca, A Consoli, T R Portale, A Angilello, A Persi, O ZappalĂ , S Puleo
Il Giornale di Chirurgia 2005, 26 (6): 267-74
The aim of this retrospective study was to assess the results of treatment for hemorrhoids by Milligan-Morgan hemorrhoidectomy and by stapled mucoprolapsectomy in terms of operative time, postoperative pain, lenght of hospital stay, incidence of early and late complications, time to return to work and to normal social activities and patient satisfaction. Between January 2002 and December 2003, a total of 65 patients with hemorrhoids (35 men and 30 women with a mean age of 46.9 years) underwent surgical treatment: 41 patients underwent conventional hemorrhoidectomy and 24 patients stapled mucoprolapsectomy. All patients were contacted by phone or were reviewed in the outpatient clinic with a mean follow-up of 2 months (range 8-31). The Authors emphasize that it is difficult to make an objective comparison between hemorrhoidectomy and stapled mucoprolapsectomy because the two procedures are completely different in terms of rationale and technique; however, stapled circumferential mucosectomy in their experience causes less postoperative pain and bleeding and can be considered a valid therapeutic option for third- and fourth-degree disease.

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