Emergency treatment of bleeding hemorrhoids in a patient taking aspirin and clopidogrel using a 1470 nm diode laser and the ELITE minimal invasive technique

J Surg Case Rep. 2020 Nov 28;2020(11):rjaa470. doi: 10.1093/jscr/rjaa470. eCollection 2020 Nov.


A 74-year-old male patient, receiving anticoagulation treatment after previous angioplasty stenting for severe coronary artery disease, was admitted to the clinic with a 2-day rectal bleeding. Clinical examination followed by an urgent colonoscopy to exclude other potential reasons for his symptoms both confirmed the diagnosis of Grade III thrombosed hemorrhoids. Due to the acute presentation of the case along with the existing medication of the patient, the decision was made to treat the problem using the expert laser intrahemorrhoidal therapy technique, which is a diode laser minimally invasive operation without the need to stop any of the patient's medication.

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