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2022 Jul 29

Int J Colorectal Dis

Systematic review and meta-analysis of postoperative pain and symptoms control following laser haemorrhoidoplasty versus Milligan-Morgan haemorrhoidectomy for symptomatic haemorrhoids: a new standard.


Tan V Z Z, Peck E-W, Sivarajah SS, Tan WJ, Ho LML, Ng J-L, Chong C, Aw D, Mainza F, Foo F-J, Koh FH
Int J Colorectal Dis. 2022 Jul 29.
PMID: 35906356.


Haemorrhoidal disease (HD) plagues one in every ten people, with a plethora of surgical treatment modalities, of which laser haemorrhoidoplasty (LHP) is a relatively novel option. This systematic review and meta-analysis objectively evaluated the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of LHP compared against conventional (Milligan-Morgan) open haemorrhoidectomy (CoH).