Rhabdomyosarcoma - A Clinical Approach with Kshara Sutra

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Journal of Ayurveda Medical Sciences,2017,2,4,278-281.
Published:October 2017
Type:Case Report
Author(s) affiliations:

Manisha Kamble*, Niranjan Rao, Raghavendra Acharya Ambalpady1

Department of Panchakarma, 1Department of Shalya Tanrta, Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Kuthpady, Udupi 574118, India.


A Sarcoma is a cancer that arises from transformed cells of mesenchymal origin and affects all age groups; 15% are found in children <15 years and 40% occur after age 55. Approximately 60% of soft tissue sarcomas arises in the extremities, with the lower extremities involved three times often as the upper extremities. Rhabdomyosarcoma is a variety of soft tissue sarcoma and the third most common extra cranial malignant solid tumour in children and adolescents. Recent estimates place the incident of the disease at approximately 4.5 case per 1 million of children/adolescents with approximately 350 new cases in the United States each year. In most of the cases, there are no clear predisposing risk factors for the development of rhabdomyosarcoma which tends to occur sporadically with no obvious cause. Acharya explained different varieties of tumours under the broad heading of Arbuda and so also about the treatment. Here is a case study of a female patient aged about 51years (with OP -269202/IP-105922) diagnosed as a Mamsarbuda and managed with Kshara sutra and application of Arbudahara lepa. This treatment helped to terminate the invasion of fast growing tumour and also resulted in necrosis after application of Lepa. Through this treatment the patient showed statistically significant symptomatic relief in comparison to the initial intensity. The Arbudahara lepa and Kshara sutra treatment acts as pain management and palliative therapy here.