ROLE OF SNUHI-APAMARGA KSHAR SUTRA IN MANAGEMENT OF VRANGRANTHI (AURICULAR KELOID) – A CASE STUDY
Kalpana Khanduri* and Ram Agochar Bhatt
Auricular Keloid is a result of an overgrowth of granulation tissue. There is defect in maturation and stabilization of collagen fibrils. It is brownish black/pinkish black in colour, painful tender, spreads and cause itching. The common sites for Keloids, which occur after trauma or piercing of the ear for ornaments, are the lobule or helix. The incidence in young female patients has been higher than in young males, probably reflecting the greater frequency of ear lobe piercing among women. The frequency of occurrence is 15 times higher in highly pigmented people. The treatment of Auricular Keloid is surgical excision. This is the most challenging condition due to its higher recurrence rate. In Ayurveda, Keloid can be co related with Vrangranthi of Karnpali. Ksharsutra is considered best treatment as compare to modern surgery. Because it has property of cutting as well as healing and also after excision it prevents the reoccurrence. In the present study, Kshar-sutra therapy was conducted in a single patient, with the objective to evaluate the efficacy of Snuhi-Apamarga Kshar Sutra in the management of auricular keloid.
Keywords: Vrangranthi, Auricular Keloid, Kshar-sutra.
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