Haemorrhoid surgery-specific evidence

IM corticosteroid versus placebo


One study investigated the effects of IM betamethasone, 12 mg in 2 ml (n=24), versus placebo (n=18), administered 30 minutes prior to open (Milligan-Morgan) haemorrhoidectomy surgery (Aasboe 1998); LoE 1)

IM corticosteroid versus conventional oral NSAID


In one study, IM betamethasone, 12 mg administered 30 minutes prior to surgery, was compared with oral diclofenac, 200 mg per day (4 x 50 mg/day) administered after surgery (n=20/group), in patients undergoing closed Ferguson-type haemorrhoidectomy (Kisli 2005); LoE 2)]