Long-term evaluation of rubber ring ligation in hemorrhoidal disease.

@article{Wrobleski1980LongtermEO,
  title={Long-term evaluation of rubber ring ligation in hemorrhoidal disease.},
  author={D E Wrobleski and Marvin L. Corman and Malcolm C. Veidenheimer and John A. Coller},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={1980},
  volume={23 7},
  pages={
          478-82
        }
}
Records of 266 patients who had undergone rubber ring ligation for hemorrhoidal complaints from 1969 through 1976 were reviewed to evaluate the long-term results. The minimum follow-up period was 36 months, with a mean of 60 months. Of the patients, 80 per cent were improved, with 69 per cent totally free of all symptoms. A subsequent hemorrhoidectomy was required in 7.5 per cent. Results were similar when either bleeding or prolapse was the primary indication for treatment. Patients who had a… CONTINUE READING

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