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The treatment of haemorrhoids by rubber band ligation at St Mark's hospital.
  1. P. J. Jeffery,
  2. S. M. Ritchie,
  3. W. Miller,
  4. P. R. Hawley


    Two hundred and ninety-five patients with symptomatic haemorrhoids were treated by rubber band ligation as out-patients at St Mark's Hospital, London, between April 1972 and December 1975. Follow-up was possible in 260 patients of whom two-thirds were satisfied with the outcome: 69 patients had residual symptoms for which no treatment had been sought. Nineteen patients eventually required a haemorrhoidectomy.

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