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Year : 1998  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 145-151

Efficacy of Kshara sutra mad from papaya and snuhi latex in the treatment of fistula in ano

Department of shalya shalakya, DS.V Ayurveda College, Tirupati- 517 507, India

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S Dattatreya Rao
Department of shalya shalakya, DS.V Ayurveda College, Tirupati- 517 507
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Fistula in ano is treated conventionally, by using the surgical techniques like fistulectomy or fistulotomy. In this practice of surgery there are many complications like delayed healing and stenosis or incontinence. The period of convalescence is also long. But after the advent of 'Kshara Sutra ' for the treatment of fistula in ano, the complications he reduced to negligible level. It has become a boon to the patients of fistula in ano. But still the quest is continuing to improve the efficacy of Kshara sutra , to make it more acceptable, of late Kshara sutra  is being prepared in different ways of changing materials used for preparation, One such modification of Kshara sutra  is preparing it by the use of latex expressed form the tender fruit of papaya. The advantages of this thread are low corrosiveness, less pain and speed cutting besides easy availability.

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