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Tamponade dressing versus no dressing after haemorrhoidectomy: multicentre, randomized clinical trial. 

Lanenbach MR, Florescu R-V, Kohler A, Barkus J, Ritx  J-P, Quemalli E et al.

BJS Open 2022; 6: zrac070.

A tamponade dressing increased postoperative pain, without reducing the rate of severe bleeding (five in each group), in this study that included 754 procedures.

Comment: Another longstanding practice that can be binned.

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