Tips and tricks: haemorrhoidectomy with LigaSure™


Haemorrhoidectomy is frequently associated with significant postoperative pain and prolonged hospital stay. New techniques to reduce these problems are constantly under evaluation. Amongst these, LigaSure haemorrhoidectomy is a safe and fast technique that fulfils the requirements of low-complication rate, fast wound healing and quick return to work, reduction in postoperative pain and hospitalisation. The authors detail all the steps of the surgical procedure: operative position; haemorrhoids exposure; dissection, vascular pedicle legation and haemorrhoidal removal, final control. Besides this, the attention is focused on the technical features of LigaSure technology, given that understanding of technical background is a prerequisite for adequate handling of the LigaSure device.

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Milito, G., Cadeddu, F. Tips and tricks: haemorrhoidectomy with LigaSure™. Tech Coloproctol 13, 317 (2009).

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