Hemorrhoids pp 193-200 | Cite as

Traditional Hemorrhoidectomy: Techniques and Results

  • Indru T. KhubchandaniEmail author
  • David S. Bub
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Part of the Coloproctology book series (COLOPROCT, volume 2)


With the newly available techniques for nonsurgical hemorrhoidectomy, surgical hemorrhoidectomy is being practiced much less frequently. However, for fourth-degree hemorrhoids and some third-degree, a well-performed traditional hemorrhoidectomy, with removal of the pathology and correction of the associated conditions, still remains the procedure of choice. The techniques of open (Milligan-Morgan) and closed (Ferguson) hemorrhoidectomy will be described and an analysis of their outcomes performed.


Open hemorrhoidectomy Milligan-Morgan hemorrhoidectomy Closed hemorrhoidectomy Local anesthesia Technique for hemorrhoidectomy Ferguson Hemorrhoidectomy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Morsani College of MedicineUniversity of South FloridaAllentownUSA
  2. 2.Temple University School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

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