Can Longo stapled haemorrhoidopexy for haemorroids be a day-case procedure?
Methods, Techniques, Drugs, 556 - 558Tag this article
We retrospectively collected data of 100 consecutives elective Longo’s procedures for third- and fourth-degree simptomatic haemorroids, classified ASA grade I and II. All patients stayed overnight, because discharge was scheduled the day after the operation. 98 were discharged the day after the operation. Two patients were not discharged the day after because mild and severe bleeding respectively occurred during the first night after the operation which settled conservatively. All the patients were discharged on oral NSAID and stool softeners. None required rehospitalisation. Our retrospective study, pointing out that, in general patients did not require active intervention on the first postoperative night, represents an encouragement to introduce day-case stapled procedure for haemorroids.
KEY WORDS: Haemorroids - Haemorroidal disease - Stapled haemorrhoidopexy - Day-case procedure.