The 66th chapter of Madhava Nidana is Stana Roga Nidana which deals with Diseases of the Breast. There are many different types of breast diseases. They include infections, cysts and growths, with or without pain. Some growths are benign, meaning not cancer, and some are malignant, which means they can spread.
Aetiopathogenesis Of Stana Roga —
सक्षीरौ वा अप्यदुग्धौ वा प्राप्य दोषः स्तनौ स्त्रियाः |
प्रदूष्य मांस – रुधिरं स्तनरोगाय कल्पते || १ ||
sakṣīrau vā apyadugdhau vā prāpya dōṣaḥ stanau striyāḥ |
pradūṣya mānsa – rudhiraṁ stanarōgāya kalpatē || 1 ||
Several diseases of the breasts are produced when the doshas are increased and are located in the breasts during the period of lactation or in other periods. 1
Types of Stana Roga —
पञ्चानामपि तेषां हि रक्तजं विद्रधिं विना |
लक्षणानि समानानि बाह्य विद्रधिलक्षणैः || २ ||
pañcānāmapi tēṣāṁ hi raktajaṁ vidradhiṁ vinā |
lakṣaṇāni samānāni bāhya vidradhilakṣaṇaiḥ || 2 ||
The clinical features of the five types of diseases of the breasts caused due to morbid increase in Vata, Pitta,Kapha and all the three vitiated together and external agents could be having similar features as described for the corresponding types of absecess (bahya vidradhi) . 2
इति श्री माधवकरविरचिते माधवनिदाने स्तनरोगनिदानं समाप्तम् || ६६ ||
iti śrī mādhavakaraviracitē mādhavanidānē stanarōganidānaṁ samāptam || 66 ||
Thus concludes the chapter on Stana Roga.
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