Phlebological Review
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vol. 24
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Effectiveness of sclerotherapy in the treatment of haemorrhoids

Zbigniew Rybak, Andrzej Popow, Paweł Kuczewski, Piotr Korzekwa

Phlebological Review 2016; 24, 1: 25–28
Online publish date: 2016/08/04
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Objectives: This study was aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of sclerotherapy for the treatment of haemorrhoids with the use of a specially designed video anoscope.

Material and methods: We analysed the results of treatment for symptomatic haemorrhoids in 47 patients. There were 21 patients presenting with stage 1 and 2 of haemorrhoidal disease, who were managed with sclerotherapy, and 26 similar patients who were treated using other methods.

Results: At follow-up pain significantly decreased in patients managed with sclerotherapy, but it did not change significantly in patients managed with other methods. Similarly, quality of life significantly improved in patients managed with sclerotherapy and did not improve in the control group.

Conclusions: The results of sclerotherapy for grade 1 and 2 haemorrhoids are very promising. Sclerotherapy is a simple treatment modality, it is relatively inexpensive, it still requires doctor’s expertise, and proper equipment should be used.

haemorrhoids, sclerotherapy, ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy, polidocanol

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