Ksharsutra is barbouslinen No.20 coated with latex of ‘EUPHORBIA NERIFOLYA’ ash of
‘ACHYRANTHUS ASPERA’and dried powder of ‘TURMERIC’.
It has antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anticoagulant properties.
How it is used-
Under general anesthesia fistula site is probed
Tract delineated by methylene blue and hydrogen peroxide
Internal opening is identified
Ksharsutra passed through the probe
Knot tied and kept
Re application of Ksharsutra is done after 10 days
Ksharsutra cut through the fistula over a span of 3 weeks
Wound healed well with secondary intention
Ksharsutra performs chemical cauterization
Complications are less
It can avoid incontinence, stricture and bleeding
High cure rate
Early ambulation and early discharge
Average cutting time 0.78 to 1 cms/week
Jan 31, 2013
Jan 28, 2013
Hard palate is the partition between the nose and floor of the mouth. Embryologically, hard palate is formed by the palatine process of maxilla and the horizontal plate of the palatine bone. Anterior portion of the hard palate contains irregular ridges which help during feeding. Hard palate continues posteriorly in a soft portion called soft palate.
Abscesses of hard palate are known. The etiology may be trauma, ulceration, secondarily infected nasopalatine cyst or infected tooth. The line of treatment will be antibiotics and anti-inflammatory followed by incision and drainage.