Stapled Hemorrhoidopexy, Initial Experience in Iran.


R Azizi 1 , * , MM Danesh-Pageuh 2 , L Zahedi-Shoolami 3

1 Associate Professor, Colorectal Surgery, Rasoul Akram Medical Center, Department of Surgery, Iran University of Medical Sciences,

2 Assistant Professor, Ziaeian Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences,

3 General physician, Rassoul Akram Hospital, Iran university of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

How to Cite: Azizi R, Danesh-Pageuh M, Zahedi-Shoolami L. Stapled Hemorrhoidopexy, Initial Experience in Iran., Shiraz E-Med J. Online ahead of Print ; 10(1):12-9.


Shiraz E-Medical Journal: 10 (1); 12-9
Published Online: January 1, 2009
Article Type: Research Article
Received: January 12, 2008
Accepted: November 8, 2008


Purpose: we report initial experience of stapling hemorrhoidopexy in Iran.

Methods: Forty-nine patients with symptomatic hemorrhoids were treated in three medical centers; 29 with Procedure for Prolapse and Hemorrhoids (P.P.H) (Ethicon Endo-surgery), and 20 with Straightforward Trans Anal Mucohemorrhoidectomy (STRAM-kit) (Tyco Healthcare, Norwalk, US). Patients were prospectively evaluated for postoperative pain, anorectal functional status, morbidity and postoperative complications. The follow up period was at least 6 months.

Results: Forty-nine patients were evaluated. The mean age of the patients was 49.3 years. There were 23(46.9%) males and 26(53.1%) females. The median duration of symptom was 7.5 years. No mortality was reported. Urinary retention was the most common complication. Three patients had delayed bleeding. Postoperative pain was classified as painless, mild, moderate and severe. 39 cases (79.6%) had a mild to moderate pain relieved by an Acetaminophen tablet or NSAID. Thirty-six patients (73.5%) were fully satisfied with the operation result. All patients except one (99%) had returned to their normal functional life and their normal activity within 48 hours post-operation.

Conclusion: Stapled hemorrhoidopexy is a safe effective procedure with low complication, minimal postoperative pain and early recovery.

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