Endoscopic Band Ligation

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A treatment for esophageal varices, in which synthetic bands are placed around actively bleeding vessels. Band ligation may be more effective than the widely accepted sclerotherapy used to obliterate varices
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The treatment choices for internal haemorrhoids include infrared coagulation, radiofrequency coagulation, electro-coagulation or direct current coagulation, rubber band ligation, injection sclerotherapy, cryo-surgery, scalpel surgery,and Laser surgery11.
Nikolaidis N, Zezos P, Giouleme O (2001) Endoscopic band ligation of Dieulafoy-like lesions in the upper gastrointestinal tract.
All patients who had undergone esophageal variceal band ligation and had post EVBL pain were included and those unwilling to be included or didn't have pain were excluded.
Endoscopic band ligation has replaced injection sclerotherapy because of comparable results, less complications and lower risk of rebleeding.
On proctoscopy, 1st degree haemorrhoids were found in 21% of patients (18 patients in the Rubber Band Ligation group and 23 in the Daflon), and 79% of patients had 2nd degree haemorrhoids.
Randomized controlled trial of carvedilol versus variceal band ligation for the prevention of the first variceal bleed.
Group II (control group): Included 31 patients in whom endoscopic band ligation was done then received placebo every 6 hours for 2 weeks.
Conclusions: Rubber band ligation is a rapid and safe non operative procedure for treating 1st, 2nd and early 3rd degree haemorrhoids on out patient basis.
Optimal nonsurgical treatment of hemorrhoids: a comparative analysis of infrared coagulation, rubber band ligation, and injection sclerotherapy.
Sustained rise of portal pressure after sclerotherapy, but not band ligation, in acute variceal bleeding in cirrhosis.
BOSTON -- Carvedilol is more effective than band ligation in preventing the first bleed from esophageal varices, Dr.
For example, sclerotherapy can treat all of the hemorrhoids at once, whereas rubber band ligation can treat only one at a time and often has to be repeated.