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ligation

 [li-ga´shun]
application of a ligature.
Barron ligation (rubber band ligation) surgical treatment of hemorrhoids by binding them with rubber bands so that the ligated portion sloughs away after several days.
tubal ligation sterilization of the female by constricting, severing, or crushing the fallopian tubes; constriction may be with an encircling ring or other ligature.

li·ga·tion

(lī-gā'shŭn),
1. Application of a ligature.
2. The act of binding or annealing.
[L. ligatio, fr. ligo, to bind]

ligation

/li·ga·tion/ (li-ga´shun) the application of a ligature.
tubal ligation  sterilization of the female by constricting, severing, or crushing the uterine tubes.

ligation

(lī-gā′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act of binding or of applying a ligature.
b. The state of being bound.
2. Something that binds; a ligature.

ligation

[līgā′shən]
Etymology: L, ligare, to bind
the procedure of tying off a blood vessel or duct with a suture or wire ligature. It may be performed to stop or prevent bleeding during surgery, to stop spontaneous or traumatic hemorrhage, to prevent passage of material through a duct as in tubal ligation, or to treat varicosities. In venous ligation the saphenous vein is tied above the varicosed part, and the distal parts are removed. After surgery the nurse observes the patient's feet and legs for circulatory impairment. The foot of the bed is raised to encourage venous return. Ambulation is begun the day of surgery, with elastic bandages for firm support. Analgesics are given as necessary for pain and discomfort. See also ligature, tubal ligation, varicose vein. -ligate, v.

ligation

Surgery The process of tying off blood vessels to block blood flow to a part of the body or to a tumor. See Band ligation.

li·ga·tion

(lī-gā'shŭn)
1. Application of a ligature.
2. The act of binding or annealing.
[L. ligatio, fr. ligo, to bind]

ligation

The surgical process in which a string (LIGATURE) is placed tightly around a tissue and tied. This is most commonly done to tie off a blood vessel to prevent bleeding, or to close a duct. Tubal ligation is a form of female sterilization in which the Fallopian tubes are tied off.

ligation

the joining together of NUCLEIC ACID MOLECULES through their termini, by synthesizing PHOSPHODIESTER BONDS using a LIGASE ENZYME.

li·ga·tion

(lī-gā'shŭn)
1. Application of a ligature.
2. The act of binding or annealing.
[L. ligatio, fr. ligo, to bind]

ligation (līgā´shən),

n the binding together of tissue or teeth with wire, string, or thread for stabilization and immobilization.
ligation, surgical,
n the exposure of an unerupted tooth with placement of a metal ligature around its cervix. The free ends of the ligature are fixed to a fine, precious-metal chain, which in turn is fixed to an orthodontic appliance for the purpose of placing traction on the unerupted tooth to cause its eruption.

ligation

1. application of a surgical ligature.
2. the joining of two DNA molecules by a phosphodiester bond. See also splicing.

rubber-band ligation

Patient discussion about ligation

Q. if you think you are pregnant and you have had a tubal ligation what should i do? should i wait to be sure?

A. i agree with doctoradhi, first of all get checked. the pregnancy tests are cheap and you can get them anywhere.
A tubal ligation is approximately 99% effective in the first year following the procedure. In the following years the effectiveness may be reduced slightly since the fallopian tubes can, in some cases, reform or reconnect which can cause unwanted pregnancy. so it can happen.

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References in periodicals archive ?
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.
Rubber band ligation was done in RBL group and IST was done in IST group patient asan OPD procedure.
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.
In the Rubber Band Ligation group, five patients relapsed by the end of the study while in the Daflon group three patient had relapse of symptoms.
Key words: Haemorrhoids, rectal bleeding, prolapse, rubber band ligation, ambulatory surgery.
Whereas 23(46%) patients and 14(28%) patients had minor haemorrhage in early and late post-procedure period following rubber band ligation.
Rubber band ligation of symptomatic haemorrhoids: results of 500 cases.
The treatment options available for internal hemorrhoids include Injection Sclerotherapy, Infrared Coagulation, radiofrequency coagulation, direct current coagulation, rubber band ligation, cryosurgery, scalpel surgery and laser surgery13.
For patients with severe hemorrhoidal symptoms who do not want, or are unable, to undergo any type of surgical procedure, rubber band ligation is a viable option (SOR: B).
Anal dilatation versus rubber band ligation for internal haemorrhoids.
Objectives: To compare the effectiveness and complications of Rubber Band Ligation (RBL) with Injection Sclerotherapy (IST) in the treatment of 1st degree and 2nd degree hemorrhoids.
Rubber band ligation is the preferred office procedure for treatment of grade 1/11 hemorrhoids that do not respond to medical therapy, and treatment of all grade III hemorrhoids.