IJCRR - 8(14), July, 2016
A CASE OF CHYLURIA RESULTING FROM A CHYLO-LYMPHATIC MALFORMATION OF KIDNEY CURED WITH HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINE: A CASE REPORT
Author: Jayesh Dhingreja
Background and Objectives: Chyluria, is described as the passage of milky appearing white urine due to the presence of chyle. It results from one or more lymphorenal fistulae. Most frequently this is secondary to obstruction of the renal lymphatics, leading to forniceal rupture and leakage, with potential nutritional and immunological imbalance. Conditions such as parasitic infestation by Wuchereria bancrofti (filariasis), tuberculosis, retroperitoneal tumors and trauma may be implicated, but many cases are idiopathic. Conservative therapy with a medium-chain fatty-acid diet may be beneficial, but this is not curative. Endoscopic sclerotherapy has been proposed as a minimally invasive therapy, but this is invariably ineffective; furthermore, it can result in worsening of symptoms and potentially be fatal. Currently, open or laparoscopic surgical lymphatic disconnection of the affected kidney remains the mainstay of treatment of this difficult condition. Lymphovenous anastomosis, renal autotransplantation and nephrectomy have also been described as methods of surgical treatment. Role and scope of Homeopathy as an alternative to surgical line of treatment was demonstrated in a case of chyluria resulting from a chylo-lymphatic malformation of the kidney.
Material and Methods: The case was worked out with diagnostic investigations, clinical assessment.; studied with details of all aspects with evolutionary totality. Homoeopathic treatment along with recommended ancillary care was given.
Result Interpretation and Conclusions: The indicated remedy successfully cured the patient from chyluria.
Scope and Significance of Results: Chyluria resulting from chylo-lymphatic malformation of the kidneys has surgery as the mainstay of management thereby increasing the morbidity and mortality of the patients. A carefully selected homoeopathic remedy on the right principles rapidly and gently cures the patient. Thus homoeopathic system of medicine is a viable alternative to surgical management of such cases.
Keywords: Chyluria, Chylo-lymphatic Malformation, Homeopathy, Phosphoric acid
Jayesh Dhingreja. A CASE OF CHYLURIA RESULTING FROM A CHYLO-LYMPHATIC MALFORMATION OF KIDNEY CURED WITH HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINE: A CASE REPORT International Journal of Current Research and Review. 8(14), July, 14-16
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