fistula


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to fistula: enterocutaneous fistula

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.]

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 ?
The Novel Endovascular Access Trial (NEAT) is evaluating the safety and efficacy of the everlinQ endoAVF System to create an endovascular arteriovenous fistula (AVF) -- or an endoAVF -- for dialysis access using radiofrequency energy.
Fistula formation between the gastrointestinal tract and the pericardium is very uncommon and usually occurs after esophagogastric surgical procedures (1-8).
Astellas today announces that, just over a year on from the launch of Action on Fistula, 582 Kenyan women with obstetric fistula have successfully been treated with life changing reconstructive surgery.
PESHAWAR -- The disease of fistula, a condition develops in women due to obstructive labor, once considered incurable can be treated through proper surgical procedure and medicines, informed Dr.
Objetivos: Evaluar si hay diferencias en la intensidad del dolor percibido por los pacientes y la adecuacion de hemodialisis (indice Kt) despues de la puncion de la fistula arteriovenosa interna humeral a traves de cateter-fistula o aguja estandar.
Endoscopy was later performed, confirming the presence of a fistula (Figure 4).
Lot - 62 fistula needles Measure Trade name Manufacturer Price without VAT per unit Number per year.
14) Fistula tracks can be closed early by injecting absorbable Spongostan particles into the colonic fistula tract, therefore reducing inpatient time and increasing patient comfort.
We report an unusual case of a complete second branchial cleft anomaly that presented as a draining neck fistula and a tonsillar cyst in an otherwise healthy 3-month-old girl.
By James Deng Dimo July 8, 2014 (WAU) -- The health minister in South Sudan's Western Bahr el Ghazal state, Isc Clerto, has launched a campaign aimed at eradicating fistula, a pandemic condition which occurs as a result of complications during childbirth.
PESHAWAR -- A seminar was organized to mark International Day to End Obstetric Fistula (23rd May 2014) a disease of child mother during pregnancy here at Peshawar Press Club.
After the fistula is created, the patient goes through hemo-dialysis, where the blood is removed from the body through a needle and returned through another needle after cleaning.