Early recognition and successful management of pelvic cellulitis following hemorrhoidal banding

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Abstract

Reports have focused attention on a rare but potentially serious complication following rubber band ligation of internal hemorrhoids: pelvic cellulitis with progression to shock and death. This report documents the successful treatment of pelvic cellulitis. The timely use of broad-spectrum antibiotics at an early stage is critical. Emphasis is placed on early recognition and treatment of this potentially fatal complication.

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