Rubber band ligation of hemorrhoids: A guide for complications

  title={Rubber band ligation of hemorrhoids: A guide for complications},
  author={Andreia Albuquerque},
  booktitle={World journal of gastrointestinal surgery},
Rubber band ligation is one of the most important, cost-effective and commonly used treatments for internal hemorrhoids. Different technical approaches were developed mainly to improve efficacy and safety. The technique can be employed using an endoscope with forward-view or retroflexion or without an endoscope, using a suction elastic band ligator or a forceps ligator. Single or multiple ligations can be performed in a single session. Local anaesthetic after ligation can also be used to reduce… CONTINUE READING
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