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Table 4 Long-term follow-up of the hemorrhoid symptoms

From: Distal Doppler-guided transanal hemorrhoidal dearterialization with mucopexy versus conventional hemorrhoidectomy for grade III and IV hemorrhoids: postoperative morbidity and long-term outcomes

Hemorrhoid symptoms score Grade III–IV hemorrhoids Grade III hemorrhoids Grade IV hemorrhoids
Group I
n = 45
Group II
n = 33
p Group I
n = 24
Group II
n = 19
p Group I
n = 21
Group II
n = 14
p
Total score mean (SD)
Basal 11.6 (2.93) 12.0 (3.75) 0.574 11.6 (2.92) 12.1 (4.14) 0.679 11.5 (3.01) 11.9 (3.29) 0.715
Last follow-up 1.24 (2.39) 1.52 (2.28) 0.613 0.79 (1.59) 1.74 (2.77) 0.196 1.76 (3.02) 1.21 (1.42) 0.477
Differential a mean(SD)
Value −10.31 (3.29) −10.48 (4.70) 0.856 −10.79 (3.19) −10.32 (5.41) 0.737 −9.76 (3.40) −10.71 (3.71) 0.449
Percentage −90.01 (18.2) −84.52 (25.2) 0.292 −93.23 (12.9) −81.42 (31.19 0.135 −86.32 (22.6) −88.71 (13.8) 0.700
  1. Group I THD procedure; Group II conventional excisional hemorrhoidectomy
  2. aDifferential has been calculated subtracting the value of the total last follow-up score from the total baseline score; only patients with completed follow-up data are considered for the analysis