Redo stapled haemorrhoidopexy: our experience at max hospital, Gurugram

Vinod Kumar Nigam, Siddharth Nigam


Stapled haemorrhoidopexy like any other surgical procedure can also fail due to error by surgeons or machine, the stapler. Experience of the surgeon plays the most important role in avoiding recurrence of haemorrhoid after stapled haemorrhoidopexy. A description of operative technique and patient’s demographics are presented. Ten cases of recurrence of haemorrhoid after stapled haemorrhoidopexy done elsewhere were managed by redo haemorrhoidopexy between 1st June 2011-1st June 2020 at Max hospital, Gurugram, Haryana. All cases were successfully operated though the reason of recurrence was different in these cases. Haemorrhoids or piles are common surgical problem a surgeon faces. The first known mention of this disease is from a 1700 BC Egyptian Papyrus. Stapled haemorrhoidopexy is a new and successful technique to treat haemorrhoids, was developed by Dr. Antonio Longo, Italian surgeon, in 1998.Stapled haemorrhoidopexy avoids formation of wound in the operative area, has the advantage of significantly reducing the post-operative pain. Inadequate knowledge and experience, over confidence, wrong patient selection, improper fixation of circular anal dilator, purse string at wrong site, are common causes of recurrence. We managed the recurrence with taking care of causative factors while doing redo-stapled haemorrhoidopexy successfully in all cases. No case of recurrence of haemorrhoids after stapled haemorrhoidopexy was considered for conventional haemorrhoidectomy. All cases were done with redo-haemorrhoidopexy.


Haemorrhoids, Recurrence, Redo stapled haemorrhoidopexy

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