The stapled-hemorrhoidopexy (Longo) is a surgical procedure for the treatment of hemorrhoids of the 3rd degree. In contrast to a hemorrhoidectomy, the hemorrhoidal nodes are not removed, but with the help of a stapler are “lifted up” and placed back in the original, normal anatomical position.
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Stapled transanal rectal resection (STARR) is indicated for obstructed defaecation syndrome (ODS), a complex and multifactorial condition. The STARR procedure uses two circular staplers (e.g. TST from Touchstone) to produce a circumferential transanal full-thickness resection of the lower rectum. The combination of the two stapled resections aims to correct the structural abnormalities associated with obstructed defaecation syndrome (ODS), namely rectal intussusception, rectocele and mucosal prolapse.