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Techniques in Coloproctology

, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 41–46 | Cite as

Stapled mucosal prolapsectomy for haemorrhoidal prolapse with Lone Star Retractor System

  • A. Carriero
  • P. Dal Borgo
  • F. Pucciani
Technical note

Abstract

This technical note presents a variation of the stapled mucosal prolapsectomy for haemorrhoidal prolapse using the Lone Star Retractor. Our experience highlights the simplicity and usefulness of the technique which is based on the complete eversion of the prolapse carried out by the Lone Star Retractor, without using any kind of proctoscope and without stretching the anal sphincters. Postoperatively, rectal bleeding occurred in 4.7% of 127 cases, 9.8% of the patients complained of faecal urgency and only 3.9% had severe anal pain. None had faecal incontinence. This method simplifies the making of the purse-string suture as well as the use of the suturing device and achieves satisfactory clinical results.

Key words Hemorrhoids Mucosal rectal prolapse Circular stapler Anal retractor 

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© Springer-Verlag Italia 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Carriero
    • 1
  • P. Dal Borgo
    • 1
  • F. Pucciani
    • 2
  1. 1.Coloproctology Unit, General Surgery Unit, Sassuolo Hospital, Modena, ItalyIT
  2. 2.Coloproctology Unit, University of Florence, Florence, ItalyIT

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