Corpus ID: 24779187

PPH: WHERE DID IT GO WRONG?

@article{Surridge2017PPHWD,
  title={PPH: WHERE DID IT GO WRONG?},
  author={Daniel Surridge},
  journal={South African journal of surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir chirurgie},
  year={2017},
  volume={55 2},
  pages={
          55
        }
}
  • Daniel Surridge
  • Published in
    South African journal of…
    2017
  • Medicine
  • BACKGROUND The stapled haemorrhoidopexy has been used for 20 years. A rare but serious complication is stenosis, occurring in 1-2% of cases. The mechanism for this stenosis has never been described. METHOD The cadavers of five pigs previously euthanised underwent the procedure for prolapse and haemorrhoids (PPH). Four deliberate mistakes were tested: 1) doubling the circular suture back on itself for part of the circumference at the same depth; 2) placing the circular suture at varying depths… CONTINUE READING

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