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Dae Ro Lim, Dae Hyun Cho, Joo Hyun Lee, Jae Hwan Moon
PURPOSE: A variety of instruments, including circular staplers, ultrasonic scalpels, lasers, and bipolar electrothermal devices, are currently used when performing a hemorrhoidectomy. This study compared outcomes between hemorrhoidectomies performed with an ultrasonic scalpel and conventional methods. METHODS: The study was a randomized prospective review of data available between May 2013 and December 2013, involving 50 patients who had undergone a hemorrhoidectomy for grade III or IV internal hemorrhoids...
June 2016: Annals of Coloproctology
Yahya A Al-Abed, Jennifer Ayers, Abraham Ayantunde, Bandipalyam V Praveen
PURPOSE: Permacol has been gaining popularity in recent times for the treatment of fecal incontinence (FI). This study aims to evaluate the safety and efficacy of anal submucosal Permacol injection in the treatment of FI. METHODS: All consecutive patients who underwent Permacol injection for FI over a 3-year period were included. Patients' data relating to obstetric history, anorectal/pelvic operations, type of FI, preoperative anorectal physiology results and follow-up details for outcome measures were collected...
April 2016: Annals of Coloproctology
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