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Ksharasutra is a Sanskrit phrase, kshara stands for anything that is corrosive or caustic and sutra means thread. The ksharasutra is a medicated thread of alkaline in nature prepared by smearing it with various herbal and/or herbo-mineral substances.
Treatment with ksharasutra is a unique therapy mentioned in Sushrut Samhita of Maharshi Sushrut, the father of surgery, for the management of pedunculated mass and sinus or fistula. Description of Ksharasutra is also available in various Ayurvedic treatises like Charaka Samhita, Ashtanga Hridaya, Chakradatta, Bhavaprakash Samhita, Bhaishajya Ratnavali, Rasatarangini, Rasakamadhenu etc. Late Prof. P. J. Deshpande and his associates of Benaras Hindu University conducted an extensive study on ksharasutra preparation and its application with modern scientific parameters and outlined the present protocol of management of various types of fistulae and haemorrhoids with ksharasutra.
The commonly used ksharasutras are prepared with latex of Euphorbia neriifolia (snuhi), alkaline ash of Achyranthes aspera (apamarga) and powder of Curcuma longa (haridra). Various other ingredients are also used following textual references and researches for the preparation of ksharasutra and is prescribed accordingly depending on the clinical condition. Ksharasutras are dried up and exposed to ultra-violet (UV) rays keeping them in a specially designed cabinet. These ksharasutras are preserved in an air-tight container for six months.
An anal fistula is a small channel that can develop between the anal canal and the skin near the anus.Read more
Haemorrhoids, also known as piles are swellings containing swollen blood vessels in and around anus and lower rectum.Read more
An anal fissure is a tear or open sore at the terminal part of anal lining. It is a very painful condition.Read more
Pilus stands for hair and nidus means nest. Pilonidal sinus is a small hole, tunnel or abscess under the skin containing hair.Read more
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Yes, for ano-rectal surgeries spinal or general anaesthesia is required; rarely small fistulae and external piles are operated under local anaesthesia. Pilo- nidal sinus and ganglion can be commonly operated under local infiltration anaesthesia.
External haemorrhoids originate below the dentate line. They are bulging around the anal verge, very painful when inflamed, sometimes itchy.
Mostly clinically, the surgeon will examine the local part. He may try to perform digital rectal examination to assess sphincteric tone.
Mostly clinically. Investigations like sinography, x-ray of lumbo-sacral spine are often advised to evaluate the extent of the tract and to exclude any underlying pathology of vertebral coloumn.
A sitz bath (also called a hip bath) is a type of bath in which only the hips and buttocks are soaked in water. Its name comes from the German word “sitzenbad”. “sitzen,” meaning “to sit” and “bad” means “bath.”
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