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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
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The possibility of Xanthogranulomatous Cholecystitis should be considered in any patient presenting with a right upper quadrant mass and/or a biliary fistula.
Given that the majority of injuries is not noticeable until the postoperative period (5) and development of complications such as cholangitis, peritonitis, biliary fistula, biloma or abscess, the patient should first be stabilized, the aforementioned complications treated (percutaneous hepatic drainage, percutaneous biloma or abscess drainage, antibiotic therapy) and surgery started after alleviating the symptoms of inflammation (10).
Repeat ERC was performed 2 weeks after resolution of the biliary leak to confirm healing of the biliary fistula and to remove the plastic stent.
All patients had to undergo open exploration for drainage of any intra-abdominal collection and making of a controlled external biliary fistula.
Biliary fistula is a common complication, but major biliary duct involvement is very rare, and occurs in 0.
The operation of cholecystotomy, although relatively simple and safe, and, indeed, sometimes carried out today to drain an acutely inflammed and adherent gall bladder, had the disadvantages of recurrent infection, residual stones and, often, of a persistent discharging biliary fistula.
De Graaf also used an artificial biliary fistula to collect bile.
If left untreated, the cysts grow in size and eventually cause complications like-cysto biliary fistula or communication, rupture into the peritoneal cavity and seeding of daughter cysts, leading to disability and morbidity.