Laser Hemorrhoidectomy

  • M. Y. Sankar


Hemorrhoids have afflicted mankind since ancient times: there is a record of the disease on Egyptian papyrus1 and surgical treatment was reported in ancient Rome and Greece.2 The disease may be asymptomatic at times, often detected on routine rectal and proctoscopic examinations. The incidence of hemorrhoids increases with age and affects at least 50% of people over 50 years old. Hemorrhoids occur in males and females of all ages, although men are more commonly affected.


Anal Canal Contact Cutting Internal Hemorrhoid Continuous Wave Mode Rectal Neck 
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