Persistent Bleeding Following a Stapled Hemorrhoidopexy
Hemorrhoids: Expanded Version | ASCRS
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It is important to note that all people have hemorrhoidal tissue as part of their normal anatomy. Only in a minority of people do hemorrhoids become enlarged or otherwise symptomatic. Hemorrhoidal tissue lies within the anal canal and perianal area and consists of blood vessels, connective tissue, and a small amount of muscle. There are two main types of hemorrhoids: internal and external.
A systematic review addressing reported complications of stapled hemorrhoidopexy was conducted. Limitations were placed on the search criteria with articles published from to being included in this review. No language restrictions were placed on the search, however foreign language articles were not translated. Two reviewers independently screened the abstracts for relevance and their suitability for inclusion.