Kshar sutra is a medicated phytogenic alkaline thread prepared by smearing the latex, powder and kshar of
certain herbs repeatedly for 21 times which is dried in sunlight or special Kshar Sutra cabinet. It was 1964
when Dr. P.J. Deshpande in Vanaras Hindu University started the research work on role of Kshar sutra in
fistula in ano. He worked for twenty years on Kshar sutra and fistula in Ano and standardized it. His research
on Kshar Sutra and anal fistula has changed the pattern of treatment of Anorectal surgical diseases. We
also have our own Ksar Sutra manufacturing unit in Bareilly, UP, India.
INTRODUCTION OF ANORECTAL DISEASES AND KSHAR SUTRA THERAPY
With the changes in diete and life style, the incidence of anorectal disease is greatly increased. The most
common diseases occurring in anorectal region are piles, Fistula in Ano, Anal fissure, rectal polyp etc.
These Anal diseases are mostly neglected and ignored on behalf of the patients and physicians both.
Sometimes the disease becomes most complicated and incurable even fatal. The operative results of
anorectal diseases are not aways satisfactory even with skilled hand. Sometimes recurrence and
incontinence for faeces and flatus may occur after anal surgery. Occasionally anal stenosis may occur after
operation for piles where anal opening becomes extremely narrowed. Due to these post operative
complications the patients life becomes miserable and quality of life is disturbed. In these circumstances the
Kshar Sutra has given a new hope of light to the patients suffering from, Piles, Fistula in Ano, Anal fissure,
Rectal polyp, Rectal prolepse, Pilonidal sinus, & post operative anal stenosis.
The recurrence rate of Anal diseases after surgery varies from 10-50% in different diseases where as from
Kshar Sutra treatment the cure rate is 98-100% with Negligible recurrences or complications.