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A One-Year Follow-Up of the Quality of Life After Stapled Hemorrhoidopexy


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Articles presenting treatment outcomes of stapled hemorrhoidopexy are rarely based on detailed analyses of the quality of life.The aim of the study was the assessment of changes within one year of treatment in the quality of life of patients who underwent stapled hemorrhoidopexy using QLQ-C30 form (version 3).Material and methods. 120 patients with grade III and IV internal hemorrhoidal disease treated with stapled hemorrhoidopexy were enrolled in the study. They answered questions from QLQ-C30 form and were subjected to examination a day before surgery and 1 day, 7 days, 4 weeks, 6 and 12 months after surgery. Assessment included operation site inspection, pain intensity measurement in VAS scale and parameters incorporated in QLQ-C30 form evaluation.Results. The overall quality of life decreased immediately after surgery (a day after 50% vs. 60% before surgery), but rapidly improved in one week and in one month periods (60% and 80% consecutively) reaching a plateau one month after surgery. Early complications occurred in 6 patients (5%). Recurrence of the disease was not observed. Bleeding from anastomosis site and severe pain in anal area immediately post surgery as a result of improper purse-string suture placement were the main complications.Conclusions. In patients with grade III or IV hemorrhoidal disease, stapled hemorrhoidopexy ensures a rapid improvement in the quality of life after surgery to the level experienced prior to the operation. 7-day convalescence period is sufficient. After one month, the overall quality of life improves significantly and reaches a plateau.









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7 - 6 - 2011


  • Surgical Department, Ministry of the Interior and Administration Hospital in Gdańsk
  • Oncological Surgery Department, Gdynia Centre of Oncology, Maritime Hospital in Gdynia
  • Oncological Surgery Department, Medical University of Gdańsk
  • Surgical Department, Ministry of the Interior and Administration Hospital in Gdańsk


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