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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 250-252

Post-surgical management of pontine hemorrhage with Ayurvedic treatment


1 Department of Indian Systems of Medicine, Government Ayurveda Dispensary, Pulamanthol, Malappuram, Kerala, India
2 Department of Clinical Research and Services, AVP Research Foundation, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Areekkat Manojkumar
Government Ayurveda Dispensary, Pulamanthol, Malappuram, Kerala
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0257-7941.131988

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A female aged 30 years, consulted the Govt. Ayurveda Hospital, Perinthalmanna with complaints of left side of the body totally paralysed along with severe shivering of the right hand and head and the patient was bedridden for 1½ years. She was diagnosed earlier with spontaneous pontine hematoma (on 10 th Nov 2007) and had undergone midline sub occipital craniectomy (on 13 th Nov 2007) as an emergency treatment. She developed neurotrophic ulcer in the right eye with lagophthalmos post-surgery. The patient showed no improvement to treatment but further developed stromal abscess and hence paramedian tarsorraphy (4 th Jan 2008) was done. The deficits in the right eye led to diminution of vision of that eye after Allopathy treatment. The patient sought Ayurvedic treatment for a better prognosis. The patient was under Ayurvedic treatment from 5 th Mar 2009 to 24 th Nov 2009. During that period Ayurvedic treatment such as abhyaṅga (oil massage), patra poṭṭalī sveda (use of poultices) and mṛdu virecana (purgation) was also done. After a period of 8 months of internal medication and treatment, the shivering of the right hand and head resolved. She could move the left leg and left hand and started walking without support. There was gradual loss of vision during the course of Ayurvedic treatment. At present, the patient is able to move around and do household works on her own.


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