[Ambulatory treatment of hemorrhoids].

Revista espanola de enfermedades digestivas : organo oficial de la Sociedad Espanola de Patologia Digestiva

PubMedID: 8186025

Novell F, Espert JJ, Trias M. [Ambulatory treatment of hemorrhoids]. Rev Esp Enferm Dig. 1994;85(2):99-102.
We present a study on 110 patients who were operated of hemorrhoids, on ambulatory basis using the elastic rubber-band ligation. Twenty-six of this patients had degree I hemorrhoids, 54 degrees II and 30 degrees III hemorrhoids. In 19 patients, only one hemorrhoidal mass was bound by session, 84 patients had two masses bound and 17 patients three or more masses. During the postoperative course 76% of the patients had a sensation of incomplete evacuation, but only a 7% of all needed analgesia. About 79% of the patients thought that they had received an excellent treatment. We conclude that this is a very simple technique, allowing excellent results with few complications.