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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