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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 71-77

Parasellar massive meningioma cured with therapeutic purgation (virechana) and nasal instillation (nasya): A case report

Department of Kayachikitsa, All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Divya Kajaria
Department of Kayachikitsa, All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi
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DOI: 10.4103/JIMPH.JIMPH_3_22

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Meningiomas are a benign type of intracranial tumor. Age and the site of the tumor are the two deciding factors for the prognosis. The majority of meningiomas are non-malignant, but these tumors can grow slowly and may have a progressive complicated stage, which if left untreated can be life-threatening. Presently, surgical excision is the commonest use treatment modality; radiotherapy is also used in some cases where complete surgical excision is not possible. A craniotomy is required for proper excision of the tumor and it has its own disadvantages, if not done properly can be severely disabling and may even endanger life. The cost of the surgery is also one of the limiting factors in poor and developing countries. Therefore, surgical options mostly opt for large meningiomas. This article gives detail of a case of meningioma in the left parasellar region extending medially and superiorly, displacing the pituitary stalk and indenting left orbital nerve;treated successfully with Ayurvedic treatment modalities including Virechana (~therapeutic purgation) and Nasya (~nasal instillation) therapies with a total duration of treatment was one month. CT Brain contrast imaging was the diagnostic and assessment tool used to ascertain the outcome of the treatment.

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