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A prospective study comparing LigaSure and open hemorrhoidectomy

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Author(s): Sadegh Fazeli M | Safari S | Kazemeini A | Larti F | Joneidi E | Rahimi M | Meisami A

Journal: Tehran University Medical Journal
ISSN 1683-1764

Volume: 69;
Issue: 8;
Start page: 495;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Hemorrhoidectomy | LigaSure | post-operative pain

ABSTRACT
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