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Correa RJM, Bahena-Aponte JA
Enfermedad hemorroidal: Avances y controversias. Artículo de revisión
Cir Gen 2011; 33 (S1)

Language: Español
References: 11
Page: 90-92
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Hemorrhoids are one of the most common conditions to affect humans, having been mentioned many centurias ago.
Patients with hemorrhoidal disease may experience any of the following symptoms: bleeding, a painful mass, anal swelling, discomfort, discharge, hygiene problems, soiling, and pruritus. The most frequent complaint is painless bleeding, which usually appears early in the course of the disease.
Preventive medicine plays an important role when addressing this issue. Nonoperative measures can be offered to patients with mild symptoms or minimally symptomatic hemorrhoids. When dietary modifications and nonsurgical treatments fail to improve symptoms, surgical therapy should be considered. Surgical treatment should be individually tailored to each patient according to the degree of symptoms, coexisting anorectal diseases, and the degree of external anorectal component of the disease.

Key words: Stapled hemorrhoidopexy, hemorrhoids, surgical hemorrhoidectomy.


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