Perianal block for ambulatory hemorrhoidectomy, an easy technique for general surgeon

Aphinives, P.

Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand 92(2): 195-197

2009


ISSN/ISBN: 0125-2208
PMID: 19253794
Document Number: 14003
Hemorrhoid surgery is mostly being performed as an inpatient procedure under general or regional anesthesia. However, there was a trend toward performing anorectal surgery in an ambulatory setting utilizing local anesthesia. To propose an easy technique of perianal block for ambulatory hemorrhoidectomy. Between January 2004 and June 2007, 61 patients underwent hemorrhoidectomy under local anesthesia. Lignocaine with adrenaline was injected into the perianal area with an easy technique. Sixty-one patients with a mean age of 41 years underwent ambulatory hemorrhoidectomy. The mean operative time was 21 minutes. Almost all patients preferred to go home, 5-200 km away from this hospital, taking 20 minutes to 4 hours on transportation. An easy technique of perianal block provides availability of performing ambulatory hemorrhoidectomy under general surgeons' hands.

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Perianal block for ambulatory hemorrhoidectomy, an easy technique for general surgeon