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a. The act of binding or of applying a ligature.
b. The state of being bound.
2. Something that binds; a ligature.
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(laɪˈgeɪ ʃən)

1. the act of ligating, esp. of surgically tying up a bleeding artery.
2. anything that binds or ties up; ligature.
[1590–1600; < Latin]
lig•a•tive (ˈlɪg ə tɪv) adj.
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Noun1.ligation - (surgery) tying a duct or blood vessel with a ligature (as to prevent bleeding during surgery)
tubal ligation - a sterilization procedure with women; both Fallopian tubes are tied in two places and the tubes removed in between the ligations
tying, ligature - the act of tying or binding things together
surgery - the branch of medical science that treats disease or injury by operative procedures; "he is professor of surgery at the Harvard Medical School"
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n (surg) ligadura; tubal — ligadura de trompas, ligadura tubárica (esp. Esp)
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Blaisdell introduced rubber band ligation in 1958 which was further refined in 1963 by Barron.
Rubber band ligation, which involves tying off the hemorrhoid until it comes away on its own, is a less invasive approach but is more painful than other methods.
Sclerosant injection therapy (Using 5% phenol in almond oil), Lord's Procedure, Rubber band ligation, Photocoagulation, Cryotherapy are some of the treatment modalities used for first- and second-degree haemorrhoids.
"Rubber band ligation, which involves tying off the hemorrhoid until it comes away on its own, is generally agreed to be the most effective of the less-invasive approaches," Dr.
For bothersome internal hemorrhoids, the physician may recommend another type of office-based procedure, such as rubber band ligation, in which tiny rubber bands placed at the base of the hemorrhoid cut off its circulation, causing it to shrivel and fall off.
Ramirez, "Outcomes of endoscopic treatment of gastroduodenal Dieulafoy's lesion with rubber band ligation and thermal/injection therapy," Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, vol.
This retrospective study on liver transplant candidates undergoing 1,045 upper endoscopies found that portal hypertensive gastric and duodenal polyps were frequently observed and were significantly associated with thrombocytopenia, Child-Pugh score, MELD, and previous rubber band ligation. These polyps often recurred after polypectomy; however, no malignant transformation occurred during observation.
grade one, two and three and mentioned the efficacy of rubber band ligation. He cautioned that one must use the right size proctoscope.
Rubber band ligation versus excisional haemorrhoidectomy for haemorrhoids.
Sclerosant injection therapy, Lord's procedure, Rubber Band Ligation, Infrared coagulation, bipolar electro coagulation, Cryosurgery all are some of the treatment modalities used for 1st and 2nd degree haemorrhoids.