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Proctology

Hemorrhoids & rectal prolapse

Hemorrhoids, also known as ”piles”, are natural cushions of tissue and veins located at the junction between rectum and anus. Along with the sphincters, hemorrhoids contribute to complete closure of the anus and prevent any leakage. During a bowel movement, these cushions become smaller to allow stool to pass through.Everyone has them, even newborns; problems only arise

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Anal Fissure

Anal fissure is a common disease that affects people of all ages. An anal fissure is a tear of the anal skin that cause itching, discomfort, bleeding, and dull pain during and after defecation. It can be acute or “short – term”, which heals by itself in few days, and chronic or “long – term” with no healing in 12 weeks. When a patient has a chronic anal fissure, and a proper medical therapy has been already attempted.

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Anal Fistula

After careful evaluation with a proctological visit completed with anoscopy and, if necessary, endorectal 3D ultrasound and in complex cases MRI (magnetic resonance), the fistula can be classified in simple or complex, depending mainly on the anal sphincter involvement (muscles involved in fecal continence).

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Pilonidal Sinus

Traditional surgical treatment requires a long incision in the mid buttocks groove, with asportation of all the tissue down to the bone and closure. The result is a long and painful wound that can get easily open and/or become infected during the post-operative course due to its peculiar position.

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