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ligation

[lī′gā·shən]
(medicine)
Surgical tying of vessels or ducts with a ligature.
(cell and molecular biology)
The process of joining two adjacent nitrogenous bases separated by a nick in one strand of a deoxyribonucleic acid duplex or of two linear nucleic acid molecules.
Formation of a phosphodiester bond to join adjacent nucleotides in the same nucleic acid chain.
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To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of accidental clipping of the aorta leading to clinically significant coarctation during a surgical ligation of a PDA.
Veins as large as 35 mm in diameter and 70 cm long can be treated successfully The procedure is clearly preferable to surgical ligation, which carries a 25% failure rate along with the risks of general anesthesia, he said.
While traditional removal methods such as surgical ligation and stripping are effective, they are also lengthy procedures requiring overnight hospitalization and are a potential risk for infections.
Results: There were one hundred and twenty (120) patients who underwent transcatheter occlusion of PDA using SHSMA occluder (PDA Device Group) and one hundred and thirty (130) patients who underwent surgical ligation of PDA (Surgical Group).
As for large PDA of infants, with no appropriate closure device available, surgical ligation may be safer and more efficient.
They can, however, be accurately diagnosed through physical examination alone and subsequently treated with surgical ligation. Here we are presenting two cases of traumatic pseudo aneurysms of the superficial temporal artery caused by blunt injury and discuss pertinent diagnosis and treatment options, as well as provide a brief review of the microanatomy and histopathology of pseudo aneurysms.
After that, treatment alternatives were proposed either surgical ligation, graft stent deployment or percutaneous microcoil embolization.
(5) Nevertheless, surgical ligation or embolization are frequently used in patients with hematuria and/or pain but no other explanation.
Our experience demonstrates that early surgical ligation of the sphenopalatine artery in coagulopathic patients who are at increased risk of persistent bleeding is cost-effective and is associated with less patient morbidity.