Hong Kong Med J 1996;2:197-200 | Number 2, June 1996
The office management of haemorrhoids
LKM Chiu, AK Ahchong, AWC Yip
Colorectal Service, Department of Surgery, Kwong Wah Hospital, Waterloo Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
This paper reviews the pathophysiology, symptoms, and signs of haemorrhoidal disease. The indications that necessitate patients being sent for further investigation are highlighted. The various treatments available for haemorrhoids are explained and the optimal use of different ambulatory procedures is discussed.
Key words: Hemorrhoids; Ambulatory treatment; Rectal bleeding; Injection sclerotherapy; Rubber band ligation
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