ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: ANATOMICAL ASPECT OF SIRAJA-GRANTHI WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO VARICOSE VEINS: A REVIEW
Article Category: Review articles
Author: Manisha Kishanrao Dawre, Snehal Shivaji Jadhav *, Divya Deepak Varma
Abstract: Varicose vein is a very common condition in surgical practice in which vein become dilated, elongated and tortuous. The changing lifestyle, occupational pattern, pregnancy, obesity are noteworthy contributing factors for the varicose veins. This condition affects lower limbs especially saphenous vein and their tributaries. In Ayurveda varicose veins can be correlated to Siraja granthi. In Siraja granthi vitiated Vata dosha enters in sira and constrict them, make them tortuous. Also decreases pulsation in the sira. In this article we have tried to evaluate the anatomical and physiological changes in Siraja granthi (Varicose veins).
Keyword: Siraja granthi, Varicose veins, Great saphenous vein, Short saphenous vein, One-way valve.