About this Research Topic
Haemorrhoidal Disease (HD) is defined as the symptomatic enlargement and distal displacement of the vascular cushions and is the most common proctological disease with an estimated prevalence rate of 4.4% and with a peak in individuals between 45 and 65 years of age.
The most common presentation of HD is painless rectal bleeding that occurs during or immediately after defecation, often requiring hospitalization and blood transfusions, meanwhile anal pain is common in case of thrombosed external hemorrhoids.
The choice of the best treatment depends not only on the degree of the disease. In fact, the patient's will and lifestyle and the surgeon's experience on certain techniques should be considered.
In the present special issue, we are encouraging experienced colleagues to submit original research articles, case studies, and review articles regarding the main points of debate of the hemorrhoidal disease: from pathophysiology to surgical treatment.
We welcome submissions on the following topics:
• Classification & Scoring System
• Emerging Technologies
• Post-operative Complications
• Surgical Treatment
• Special Conditions
Keywords: Haemorrhoidal Disease, Office-based procedures, Special Conditions, Non-Excisional Treatment, Post-operative Complications, Classification & Scoring System, Patients' Perspectives, Cost-effectiveness, Surgical Treatment, Novel technologies, Conservative Medical Treatment
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