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2020 Feb

Int J Colorectal Dis



Topical analgesia following excisional haemorrhoidectomy: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials.


Xia W, Park B, Otutaha BF, MacFater WS, MacCormick AD, Sammour T, Hill AG
Int J Colorectal Dis. 2020 Feb; 35(2):181-197.
PMID: 31897645.


Post-operative pain following excisional haemorrhoidectomy poses a particular challenge for patient recovery, as well as a burden on hospital resources. There appears to be an increasing role for topical agents to improve this pain, but their efficacy and safety have not been fully assessed. This systematic review aims to assess all topical agents used for pain following excisional haemorrhoidectomy.