Outpatient anorectal surgery.
Fulguration of polyps, rectal biopsy and the Barron method of removing hemorrhoids require no anesthesia. Anal fissures, warts, small fistulas and hemorrhoids can be removed with a minimal amount of anesthesia. Pilonidal cysts or abscesses can also be incised and drained in this manner. Extensive fistulas, unusually large hemorrhoids with generalized prolapse of mucosa and disorders involving poor-risk patients should be managed in the hospital.
Published In/Presented At
Kratzer G. L. (1975). Outpatient anorectal surgery. American family physician, 11(3), 94–102.
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Surgery