Chuck Simonton

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Two hundred forty-one patients undergoing hemorrhoidal rubber band ligation over a five-year period were reviewed to focus on complications. Three patients (1.2 percent) were hospitalized. Two, on oral anticoagulants, recovered from bleeding complications. One patient developed a band-related abscess that resolved with drainage. Twenty patients (8.3(More)
Rectal abscess may result in necrotizing soft-tissue infection including fasciitis, myositis, and extraperitoneal dissection of pus without muscle necrosis. The presentation and therapy of ten patients treated over the past six years are reviewed. Early recognition of rapidly spreading infection was imperative. The mortality rate of 40 per cent correlated(More)
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