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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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At one week post-procedure none of the patients who underwent the Essure procedure reported any pain, while all of the tubal ligation patients were still experiencing mild to moderate pain.
Through a well established network, with demonstrated success (IBC Project: FP6-505020), we propose to focus our efforts in a highly combined and integrated training research action conducting research and using: unusual organic chemical functionalities for ligation, environmentally benign on water ligation reactions, specific 18F radiolabelled reagents, dendrimers conjugation methodologies, high-throughput screening for bond forming reactions, bio-chemo informatics platform for theoretical investigations, artificial metalo-enzymes for template-directed ligation, templated ligation reactions and HTS.
A second study presented at the meeting entitled "Evaluation of Office Based Hysteroscopic Sterilization," conducted at the Montefiore Medical Center, found cost savings of 54% when performing Essure in the physician's office versus tubal ligation in the operating room.
However, when patients who withdrew or changed study treatments were excluded from the analysis, the band ligation group showed a significantly lower risk for a first variceal bleed than did the isosorbide 5-mononitrate group.
Charles' technique for uterine artery ligation was perfected by practicing on cadavers, he explained at the first meeting of the One Kilo Club, the ob.
After repeated conservative nasal packing measures failed to stop the bleeding, we performed left sphenopalatine artery ligation.
According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, incisional tubal ligation continues to be the most prevalent form of birth control in the U.
The 1-year rate of thromboembolic events in the left atrial appendage ligation patients was 8.
Offering tubal ligation as soon as childbearing is complete is a reasonable alternative and should be followed by an oophorectomy at a later date, said Dr.
Nadolol plus isosorbide mononitrate is associated with a lower risk of rebleeding of esophageal varices in cirrhotic patients than is endoscopic ligation, reported Dr.
Although laparoscopic sterilization techniques have become quite popular, many women still request traditional postpartum tubal ligation via minilaparotomy.
This allows streamlining of the restriction enzyme digestion, desphosphorlyation and ligation procedure by eliminating the need of cleanup after alkaline phosphatase treatment.