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Pelvic cellulitis: a life-threatening complication of hemorrhoidal banding

F J Scarpa, W Hillis, J R Sabetta
Surgery 1988, 103 (3): 383-5
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Rubber band ligation is a commonly employed office procedure for the eradication of symptomatic internal hemorrhoids. Since 1980 increasingly frequent reports of an often fatal complication--"pelvic cellulitis"--have appeared. Death has been avoided for some of these patients by early recognition and treatment. One such survivor is reported here, in a case report that illustrates the value of early recognition of symptoms and appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic intervention.

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