All are true for stapled haemorrhoidopexy (Longo) technique except:

A This procedure excises a strip of mucosa and submucosa (together with the vessels travelling within them) circumferentially well above the dentate line.
B After excision of haemorrhoidal tissue it require suture closure of defect.
C This procedure is quick to perform, and controlled trials suggest that it is less painful and less traumatic than conventional haemorrhoidectomy.
D Evidence is emerging that the technique is associated with higher recurrence rates than following conventional haemorrhoidectomy, and associated with more additional surgery.



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