Randomized trial of rubber band ligation vs. stapled hemorrhoidectomy for prolapsed piles.

@article{Peng2003RandomizedTO,
  title={Randomized trial of rubber band ligation vs. stapled hemorrhoidectomy for prolapsed piles.},
  author={Benedict Chan-Wearn Peng and David G. Jayne and Y. -H. Ho},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={2003},
  volume={46 3},
  pages={291-7; discussion 296-7}
}
PURPOSE The introduction of stapled hemorrhoidectomy may replace local techniques such as rubber band ligation as a first-line treatment for Grade III and small Grade IV piles. We conducted a randomized trial to determine the role of rubber band ligation in the era of stapled hemorrhoidectomy. METHODS Fifty-five patients with Grade III or small Grade IV hemorrhoids were randomly allocated to either rubber band ligation or stapled hemorrhoidectomy. Patient demographics and procedure-related… CONTINUE READING

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