Haemorrhoidal Disease in Cotonou: Epidemiological, Clinical and Anuscopic Aspects


The haemorrhoidal disease is a very common disorder in proctology. It is favoured by many factors. Although benign, its treatment is difficult. Our aim is to study the epidemiological, clinical and anuscopic of haemorrhoidal disease. This was a cross sectional, descriptive and prospective study covering a three-month period from 06 January 2014 to 10 April 2014. It involved patients seen in gastroenterology consultation in internal medicine of the National Teaching Hospital of Cotonou and in the digestive diseases Unit of the Hospital of Menontin. We recorded 182 patients including 57 cases of haemorrhoidal disease, a prevalence of 31.3%. The sex ratio was 1.10. The average age was 43 years with extremes of 18 and 88 years. Anal events were dominated by rectal bleeding (54.4%) with a predominance of internal haemorrhoidal disease (87.7%). Stage 2 evolution of the disease was the most represented (65.4%). Haemorrhoidal disease is a common disorder seen mainly in actively producing people (young adult) with a male predominance.

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Sehonou, J. , Wanvoegbe, F. , Kpossou, A. , Agbodande, K. , Dah-Bolinon, R. , Azon-Kouanou, A. , Zannou, M. and Houngbe, F. (2015) Haemorrhoidal Disease in Cotonou: Epidemiological, Clinical and Anuscopic Aspects. Open Journal of Gastroenterology, 5, 77-82. doi: 10.4236/ojgas.2015.57013.

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