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fis·tu·la

(fĭs′chə-lə)
n. pl. fis·tu·las or fis·tu·lae (-lē′)
1. A duct or passage resulting from injury, disease, or a congenital disorder that connects an abscess, cavity, or hollow organ to the body surface or to another hollow organ.
2. Such a passage that has been created intentionally, especially a surgically constructed connection between an artery and a vein that is used for vascular access in hemodialysis.

[Middle English, from Latin, hollow stalk of a reed, pipe, fistula (in the medical sense, probably calqued on Greek surinx, panpipe, fistula); perhaps akin to Latin festūca, straw, stalk; see fescue.]

fistula

(ˈfɪstjʊlə)
n, pl -las or -lae (-ˌliː)
1. (Pathology) pathol an abnormal opening between one hollow organ and another or between a hollow organ and the surface of the skin, caused by ulceration, congenital malformation, etc
2. obsolete any musical wind instrument; a pipe
[C14: from Latin: pipe, tube, hollow reed, ulcer]

fis•tu•la

(ˈfɪs tʃʊ lə)

n., pl. -las, -lae (-ˌli)
1. Pathol. a narrow passage or duct formed by disease or injury.
2. a surgical opening into a hollow organ for drainage.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin: pipe, tube, fistula]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fistula - a chronic inflammation of the withers of a horse
animal disease - a disease that typically does not affect human beings
2.fistula - an abnormal passage leading from a suppurating cavity to the body surfacefistula - an abnormal passage leading from a suppurating cavity to the body surface
passageway, passage - a path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass; "the nasal passages"
Translations

fistula

[ˈfɪstjʊlə] N (fistulas or fistulae (pl)) → fístula f

fistula

[ˈfɪstjʊlə] nfistola

fis·tu·la

n. fístula, canal o pasaje anormal que permite el paso de secreciones de una cavidad a otra o a la superficie exterior;
anal ______ anal;
arteriovenous ______ arteriovenosa;
biliary ______ biliar.

fistula

n (pl -las o -lae) fístula; anal — fístula anal; arteriovenous — fístula arteriovenosa; mucous — fístula mucosa
References in periodicals archive ?
Keywords: Anal Fissure, Fistula in ano (FIA), Fistulectomy, Hemorrhoid, Hemorrhoidectomy, Lateral Internal sphincterotomy (LIS).
Objective: To compare mean healing time and mean pain scores between fistulectomy and fistulotomy for the treatment of low fistula in ano.
Objective: To compare fistulotomy with fistulectomy for wound healing, duration of surgery, post-operative pain, incontinence and recurrence in patients with fistula in ano.
Seton--as a gold standard treatment for high fistula in ano.
Objective: To share our findings that the new treatment modality Video Assisted Anal Fistula Treatment (VAAFT) is a better alternate to the conventional treatments of Fistula in Ano in our setup with minor changes in the initial method described by Meinero.
Fistula in ano rarely presents with an external opening in the scrotum.
Dash and Prakash Agarwal conducted a comparative study of surgical techniques for fistula in ano in 1997 on 50 patients.
A total number of 300 patients diagnosed with low fistula in ano were included in this clinical study.
Results: The MRI findings were in accordance with surgical findings in 10 out of 11 patients regarding type and extent of fistula in ano.
Data was collected from patients operated during the period February 2012 to February 2015 for fistula in ano and treated surgically for fistulectomy by coring technique without primary closure of the wound.
In this study we have focused only on simple fistula in ano and the two methods of treatment fistulotomy versus fistulectomy.
INTRODUCTION: Fistula in Ano is a benign treatable lesion of the rectum and the anal canal.