What is the most common complication after hemorrhoidectomy?

What is the most common complication after hemorrhoidectomy?

Pain, bleeding, and an inability to urinate (urinary retention) are the most common side effects of hemorrhoidectomy.

Are hemorrhoids veins or arteries?

They are composed of neither arteries nor veins, but blood vessels called sinusoids, connective tissue, and smooth muscle. Sinusoids do not have muscle tissue in their walls, as veins do. This set of blood vessels is known as the hemorrhoidal plexus. Hemorrhoid cushions are important for continence.

What is Ligasure hemorrhoidectomy?

Ligasure™ hemorrhoidectomy is a sutureless, closed hemorrhoidectomy technique dependent on a modified electro-surgical unit to achieve tissue and vessel sealing. It is safe and effective, has less blood loss, postoperative pain and complications compared to conventional hemorrhoidectomy.

What body system does hemorrhoids affect?

Often described as “varicose veins of the anus and rectum,” hemorrhoids are enlarged, bulging blood vessels in and around the anus and lower rectum. The rectum is the bottom section of your colon (large intestine). The tissues supporting the vessels stretch.

What position is best for hemorrhoidectomy?

The left anterolateral position is an excellent alternative for hemorrhoidectomy under local anesthesia. The pain over the pubis and the low backache, frequently encountered in the prone position, are totally eliminated. Exposure of the operative fields is excellent.

Which vein is responsible for hemorrhoids?

Internal hemorrhoids drain through the superior rectal vein into the portal system. External hemorrhoids drain through the inferior rectal vein into the inferior vena cava. Rich anastomoses exist between these two and the middle rectal vein, connecting the portal and systemic circulations.

What is the difference between LigaSure and harmonic?

Unlike the LigaSure, the Harmonic scalpel is also able to cut through tissue as it coagulates. Both the LigaSure device and Harmonic scalpel have been demonstrated to be safe in numerous papers [17-20].

How does a LigaSure work?

LigaSure vessel sealing technology works by applying a precise amount of bipolar energy and pressure to fuse the collagen and elastin in the vessel walls. It effectively seals vessels 1 to 7 mm in diameter with minimal sticking, charring, or thermal spread.

Can hemorrhoids affect your heart?

This study showed that patients with hemorrhoids displayed a 27% increased risk of CHD after adjustment for the confounding factors. Risk factors for the development of CHD are more common among subjects with hemorrhoids than those without hemorrhoids except for diabetes mellitus.