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Article: MANAGEMENT OF RECURRENT PILONIDAL SINUS WITH KSHARALEPA: A CASE REPORT
Article Category: Case Reports
Author: Poornima Jalawadi *, Aiyanna PP
Abstract: Pilonidal Sinus (PNS) is a commonest presentation in surgical practice with a high prevalence rate at more than 1 million cases per year in India, where as incidence is about 26 per 1,00,000 population. A 30-year-old male patient presented with PNS after an unsuccessful excision followed by antibiotic therapy. The challenge in this case was not only to excise the tract but also preventing its recurrence. Adopting the principles of Vranopakramas using Ksharakarma, Utsadana karma described in Ayurveda helped to manage the PNS effectively without any recurrence after 32 months of follow-up.
Keyword: Pilonidal Sinus (PNS), Vranopakramas, Ksharakarma, Utsadana karma