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Office ligation of internal hemorrhoids

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      Abstract

      Occlusion of the blood supply to internal hemorrhoids by means of ligation is a practically painless procedure which can produce a controllable graded effect ranging from immediate arrest of bleeding to destruction of the hemorrhoid. The method is particularly useful when the sole symptom is rectal bleeding ascribable to internal hemorrhoids and the circumstances are less than would seem to justify hospital surgery. The permanency achievable is the same which accompanies destruction of pathological tissue by any surgical method or means. Herein lies its great advantage over the palliative injection treatment which heretofore has constituted the only alternative to hospital surgery. There has been no unpreventable complication.
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