SUCCESSFUL MANAGEMENT OF STRICTURE URETHRA WITH BLADDER CALCULUS BY AYURVEDIC MEANS â€“ A CASE STUDY
Dr. V. K. Kasle*, Dr. Dhana Lilke and Dr. Suman J. Saroj
Stricture urethra is a disease which converts the pleasure into pain and associated with many complications. In this there is narrowing of the urethra due to infection, trauma or instrumentation. The patient complaints of weak stream of urine, straining and sometimes hesitancy. Its management includes urethral dilatation, internal urethrotomy or urethroplasty. Due to the presence of residual volume it may develop bladder calculi. In this case study the patient was having history of bladder calculus since 2 year with accidental diagnosis of stricture urethra. In this case management was expected to treat the stricture first followed by the removal of bladder calculus. Uttarbasti is a procedure mentioned in ayurvedic literature for urethral diseases and so is an effective means for treating stricture urethra. In this study an approach was made to relieve the stricture by ayurvedic management and then suprapubic cystolithomy was performed. The procedure and surgery went uneventful and as expected without any delayed complications.
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