Classification and Guidelines of Hemorrhoidal Disease: Present and Future

World J Gastrointest Surg. 2019 Mar 27;11(3):117-121. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v11.i3.117.


Classification and guidelines of hemorrhoidal disease are based on the subdivision in Grades of prolapse followed by any aspect related to both the treatment and its technique. When taking the proposals for classification and guidelines issued by prolific scientific societies into consideration, it is evident that strong contradictions and interpretative limits emerge in finding the best treatment to be adopted. After a critical examination of these limitations, a methodological proposal is shared to achieve a new classification, which plays a part in forming a new guideline for hemorrhoidal disease, identifying its evolution, dynamism of the prolapse, symptomatology, enteropathogenesis and gender characteristics.

Keywords: Calssification; Gender; Guidelines; Hemorrhoids.

Publication types

  • Editorial