Randomized clinical trial of the effects on anal function of Milligan-Morgan versus Ferguson haemorrhoidectomy.

@article{Jhannsson2006RandomizedCT,
  title={Randomized clinical trial of the effects on anal function of Milligan-Morgan versus Ferguson haemorrhoidectomy.},
  author={Helgi O J{\'o}hannsson and Lars A P{\aa}hlman and Wilhelm Graf},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={93 10},
  pages={1208-14}
}
BACKGROUND Studies of haemorrhoidectomy usually report postoperative pain, healing and complications, but rarely consider anal function in the longer term. The primary aim of this randomized trial was to compare long-term changes in anal function after open (Milligan-Morgan) and closed (Ferguson) haemorrhoidectomy. METHODS A total of 225 patients were included in the trial, 115 in the open group and 110 in the closed group. Continence changes were recorded by means of validated questions and… CONTINUE READING