Giovanni Milito

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BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to compare the results of conventional open haemorrhoidectomy as currently practised in Italy (group 1) with stapled haemorrhoidectomy using a 33-mm circular stapling device (group 2). METHODS One hundred patients with symptomatic third- and fourth-degree haemorrhoids were enrolled by five hospitals. Patients were(More)
Stapled hemorrhoidectomy (SH), a new approach to the treatment of hemorrhoids, removes a circumferential strip of mucosa about four centimeters above the dentate line. A review of 1107 patients treated with SH from twelve Italian coloproctological centers has revealed a 15% (164/1107) complication rate. Immediate complications (first week) were: severe pain(More)
The study was designed to compare LigaSure haemorrhoidectomy with open haemorrhoidectomy performed by means of diathermy excision. Fifty-sixty consecutive patients with third- and fourth-degree haemorrhoids were randomly allocated to undergo either LigaSure haemorrhoidectomy (29 patients) or diathermy haemorrhoidectomy (27 patients). All patients were(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this randomized prospective trial was to compare LigaSure and conventional diathermy haemorrhoidectomy. METHODS Two hundred and eighty-four patients with grade III or IV haemorrhoids were randomized to LigaSure or diathermy (Milligan-Morgan) haemorrhoidectomy as a day-case procedure. Operating time, postoperative pain score, hospital(More)
Ligation of the intersphincteric tract (LIFT), a novel sphincter-saving technique, has been recently described with promising results. Literature data are still scant. In this prospective observational study, we present our experience with this technique. Between October 2010 and April 2011, 18 patients with ‘complex’ fistulas underwent LIFT. All patients(More)
PURPOSE Milligan-Morgan hemorrhoidectomy using radiofrequency dissection (Ligasure) has been proposed instead of conventional diathermy in view of its potential benefits in terms of postoperative anal pain and better hemostatic control, but the medical literature is still controversial. This multicenter, randomized, controlled trial was designed to compare(More)
The STARR double stapling procedure (DSP), i. e. transanal anteroposterior rectotomy, has been recently reported as a low-morbidity and effective operation for the treatment of rectocele and internal rectal mucosal prolapse (R-IMP) causing obstructed defecation. We report the postoperative complications and recurrence of symptoms following this novel(More)
PURPOSE Obstructed defecation may be treated by stapled transanal rectal resection, but different complications and recurrence rates have been reported. The present study was designed to evaluate stapled transanal rectal resection results, outcome predictive factors, and nature of complications. METHODS Clinical and functional data of 123 patients were(More)
Following stoma construction, parastomal hernia is the most frequent complication. Many surgical techniques have been postulated for these patients, and prosthetic surgery represents the first-choice treatment. We report our personal experience with 8 cases of parastomal hernia in patients submitted to abdominal perineal resection according to Miles, for(More)
BACKGROUND The best surgical technique for sacrococcygeal pilonidal disease is still controversial. The aim of this randomized prospective trial was to compare both the results of Limberg flap procedure and primary closure. METHODS A total of 260 patients with sacrococcygeal pilonidal disease were assigned randomly to undergo Limberg flap procedure or(More)