Hemorrhoids pp 209-213 | Cite as

Why and When I Do Prefer the Hemorrhoidectomy

  • Mario TrompettoEmail author
  • Paola Campennì
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Part of the Coloproctology book series (COLOPROCT, volume 2)


Over the years, numerous techniques, more or less invasive, have been proposed for the treatment of hemorrhoids. In cases of failure of conservative therapy, or in advanced hemorrhoidal disease, surgical treatment is necessary. Therapeutic choice is guided by an accurate clinical examination and symptoms severity. Conventional hemorrhoidectomy is the standard surgical treatment for advanced hemorrhoidal disease, although it is characterized by severe postoperative pain. Currently various modifications of the technique have been introduced to reduce postoperative discomfort. It is indicated in cases of voluminous external prolapse not reducible, necrotic thrombosis, and recurrence. Severe immunodepression, radiation proctitis, and chronic perianal inflammatory disease are considered relative counter-indications and can be discussed individually. Recent studies compared hemorrhoidectomy with minivasive techniques reporting variable results due to short-term follow-up, differences on disease classification, and study population.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Colorectal SurgeryS. Rita ClinicVercelliItaly
  2. 2.Division of Colon and Rectal SurgeryHumanitas Clinical and Research CenterRozzano MilanItaly

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