A prospective randomized study of calcium alginate (Sorbsan) versus standard gauze packing following haemorrhoidectomy.

@article{Ingram1998APR,
  title={A prospective randomized study of calcium alginate (Sorbsan) versus standard gauze packing following haemorrhoidectomy.},
  author={Matthew D Ingram and Tanya A Wright and C J Ingoldby},
  journal={Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh},
  year={1998},
  volume={43 5},
  pages={308-9}
}
Post-haemorrhoidectomy pain is problematical but may be reduced by using less bulky haemostatic dressings in the anal canal. Fifty consecutive patients undergoing haemorrhoidectomy were prospectively randomized to receive either paraffin gauze/cotton gauze roll on calcium alginate (Sorbsan) roll as a post-operative pack. Post-operative pain was assessed at 6 h, on removal of rectal packing and at first bowel action. Haemorrhage was monitored at 6 h and removal of pack. There was no difference… CONTINUE READING