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Article: APPLICATION OF KSHARASUTRA OVER SURGICAL EXCISION OF NEUROFIBROMA (NF1): A CASE REPORT
Article Category: Case Reports
Author: Sunil Kumar *, Saurabh Jain, Rashi Sharma
Abstract: Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) or Von Recklinghausen's disease is a rare genetic disorder characterized by the development of multiple noncancerous tumors of nerves and skin (neurofibromas). Head and neck neurofibroma are generally located in the soft tissue. Here, a case of a 42-year-old man with NF1 has been presented. The disease started in childhood with the appearance of multiple hyperpigmented skin macules. He has generalized freckling and café-au-lait spots all over the body and cutaneous nodules with multiple sizes. The diagnosis of NF1 was made according to presence of two or more diagnostic criteria of the National Institute of Health Consensus Development Conference. On the basis of symptoms, it was closely related to the Kaphaja Arbuda. Acharya Sushruta mentioned Kshara and Ksharasutra in Arbuda Chikitsa. So, Ksharasutra was tied on the root of one of the neurofibroma size of 4 x 2.5 cm present on medial side of the mid arm. The Fibroma was shed-off completely after 7 days and no recurrence was observed in a follow up at the end of 12 months after application of Ksharasutra.
Keyword: Arbuda, Ayurveda, Caif-au-lait, Ksharasutra, Lisch nodule, Neurofibroma,