Grade of prolapse and symptoms of haemorrhoids are poorly correlated: result of a classification algorithm in 270 patients.

@article{Gerjy2008GradeOP,
  title={Grade of prolapse and symptoms of haemorrhoids are poorly correlated: result of a classification algorithm in 270 patients.},
  author={Roger Gerjy and A Lindhoff-Larson and Peter Nystr{\"o}m},
  journal={Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland},
  year={2008},
  volume={10 7},
  pages={
          694-700
        }
}
PURPOSE Haemorrhoid prolapse is an indication for surgery. A correlation between worsening anatomy and increasing symptoms is commonly assumed. We developed a classification algorithm of prolapse and external component, and evaluated its correlation to symptoms before and after surgery. METHOD A study population comprising 180 patients operated for haemorrhoids in a multicentre randomized trial plus a validation set comprising 90 patients operated by us. The classification used three items… CONTINUE READING
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