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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 29-35

Clinical evaluation of Kshara sutra therapy in the management of Bhagandara( Fistula- in-Ano)- A prospective study

1 Research officer (Ay.), CCRAS, New Delhi, India
2 Statistical Asst. CCRAS, New Delhi, India
3 Deputy Director (Tech), CCRAS, New Delhi, India
4 Director, CCRAS, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Hemanta Kumar Panigrahi
Research officer (Ay.), CCRAS, New Delhi
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

PMID: 22557318

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Study design:  A prospective study of 50 patients suffering from Bhagandara(Fistula in Ano) (age ranging from 18-54years) treated by Kshara sutra therapy Place:  Kshara sutra unit, Central research Unit, Punjabi bagh, New Delhi Duration:  January 2007 to July 2008. Objectives:  To determine the incidence of low or high anal fistula, recurrence rate following Kshara sutra therapy and effect of Ksharasutra therapy on the Bhagandara. Material and methods: The fifty patients (50) were selected randomly in the Out Patient Department. Study Design:  Uncontrolled open level Study. Results:  Patients were followed to see the incidence of recurrence, effect of Kshara Sutra Therapy on incontinence. Overall recurrence rate was only 5.88 %. Minor incontinence was observed only following Kshara sutra Therapy for high variety for which no treatment was given. No such complication occurred in low variety. Conclusion:  Bhagandara (Fistula in Ano) can be treated by Kshara Sutra Therapy with minimal loss of sphincter muscle and low reoccurrence rate.

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