Transanal hemorrhoidal dearterialization (THD): a safe procedure for the anticoagulated patient?

@inproceedings{Atallah2016TransanalHD,
  title={Transanal hemorrhoidal dearterialization (THD): a safe procedure for the anticoagulated patient?},
  author={S Atallah and Goppi Maharaja and Beatriz Mart{\'i}n-P{\'e}rez and John Patrick Burke and Matthew R. Albert and Sergio W. Larach},
  booktitle={Techniques in Coloproctology},
  year={2016}
}
BackgroundApproximately one in five persons living in the USA is maintained on oral anticoagulation. It has typically been recommended that anticoagulation be withheld prior to hemorrhoidal procedures. Transanal hemorrhoidal dearterialization (THD) is a minimally invasive treatment for symptomatic hemorrhoids, and outcomes with patients on anticoagulation who have undergone this procedure have not been previously reported. Here, we report our preliminary results of patients who underwent THD… CONTINUE READING
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