LigaSure Hemorrhoidectomy Versus Stapled Hemorrhoidopexy
This study was designed to compare the outcome of LigaSure hemorrhoidectomy and stapled hemorrhoidopexy for prolapsed hemorrhoids.
The study was designed as a single-blind, prospective, randomized controlled trial and was approved by the Ethics Committee of Ahmadi Hospital, Kuwait. Patients were randomly assigned to undergo either hemorrhoidectomy with the LigaSure device or stapled hemorrhoidopexy. Patients were blinded as to the type of procedure perform. Candidates for the study were consecutive patients with symptomatic grade III or IV hemorrhoids admitted to the Ahmadi Hospital (secondary care hospital), Kuwait, from January 2006 through July 2007.
Time Perspective: Prospective
Kuwait Oil Company Ahmadi Hospital
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT01097759
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Swollen veins in the lower part of the RECTUM or ANUS. Hemorrhoids can be inside the anus (internal), under the skin around the anus (external), or protruding from inside to outside of the anus. People with hemorrhoids may or may not exhibit symptoms which include bleeding, itching, and pain.
Surgical procedures conducted with the aid of computers. This is most frequently used in orthopedic and laparoscopic surgery for implant placement and instrument guidance. Image-guided surgery interactively combines prior CT scans or MRI images with real-time video.
Surgical Procedures, Elective
Surgery which could be postponed or not done at all without danger to the patient. Elective surgery includes procedures to correct non-life-threatening medical problems as well as to alleviate conditions causing psychological stress or other potential risk to patients, e.g., cosmetic or contraceptive surgery.
Endoscopic surgical procedures performed with visualization via video transmission. When real-time video is combined interactively with prior CT scans or MRI images, this is called image-guided surgery (see SURGERY, COMPUTER-ASSISTED).
Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive
Procedures that avoid use of open invasive surgery in favor of closed or local surgery. These generally involve use of laparoscopic devices and remote-control manipulation of instruments with indirect observation of the surgical field through an endoscope or similar device. With the reduced trauma associated with minimally invasive surgery, long hospital stays may be reduced with increased rates of short stay or day surgery.
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