Inflammatory polyps: a cause of late bleeding in stapled hemorrhoidectomy.

  title={Inflammatory polyps: a cause of late bleeding in stapled hemorrhoidectomy.},
  author={John C Fondran and Joel A. Porter and Frederick A. Slezak},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  volume={49 12},
PURPOSE Stapled hemorrhoidectomy has become a popular treatment of hemorrhoids, mainly because of the benefits of greatly reduced postoperative pain. However, complications unique to the new procedure have been reported. This study was designed to review our series of 82 patients with a focus on complications, with particular focus on late bleeding caused by inflammatory polyps at the staple line. METHODS A review of 82 patients who underwent stapled hemorrhoidectomy was conducted… CONTINUE READING