Eur J Pediatr Surg 2015; 25(04): 377-380
DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1382258
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Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

LigaSure Hemorrhoidectomy for Symptomatic Hemorrhoids: First Pediatric Experience

Ole Grossmann
1  Department of Paediatric Surgery, Sheffield Children's Hospital, Sheffield, United Kingdom
,
Giampiero Soccorso
1  Department of Paediatric Surgery, Sheffield Children's Hospital, Sheffield, United Kingdom
,
Govind Murthi
1  Department of Paediatric Surgery, Sheffield Children's Hospital, Sheffield, United Kingdom
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16. Dezember 2013

24. April 2014

Publikationsdatum:
11. Juni 2014 (online)

Abstract

Hemorrhoids are uncommon in children. Third and fourth degree symptomatic hemorrhoids may be surgically excised. We describe the first experience of using LigaSure (Covidien, Mansfield, Massachusetts, United States) to perform hemorrhoidectomies in children. LigaSure hemorrhoidectomy has been well described in adults and is found to be superior in patient tolerance as compared with conventional hemorrhoidectomy.