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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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In rubber band ligation, a small rubber band is placed over the hemorrhoid, cutting off its blood supply.
Rubber band ligation works best on first-and second-degree hemororhoids.
The new disposable CRH-O'Regan Hemorrhoid Banding System from The Center for Colorectal Health offers a significant advance in the rubber band ligation technique for effective outpatient treatment of hemorrhoids.