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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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"
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Translations

fistula

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

[ˈfɪstjʊlə] nfistola
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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.
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fistula

n (pl -las o -lae) fístula; anal — fístula anal; arteriovenous — fístula arteriovenosa; mucous — fístula mucosa
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References in periodicals archive ?
Similar to a systematic narrative review approach, we undertook a close reading of the abstract, article, and selected references, keeping careful note of the themes and meta-narrative (17) around (1) the causes of obstetric fistula; (2) the extent to which it is deemed a problem in the sub-Saharan Africa; (3) methods to prevent obstetric fistula; and (4) interventions and treatments around those with obstetric fistula.
It increases the risk of death during childbirth, high neonatal and infant mortality and increased vulnerability to obstetric fistula and undermines their overall future prospects of development.
The two-day event at Bumula Girls High School will include screening for prostate cancer, cervical cancer and obstetric fistula.
YESTERDAY marked the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula. Affecting mothers in large parts of the developing world, the medical condition is yet another byproduct of poverty and the marginalisation and lesser status of women in society.
QUETTA -- On International Day to End Obstetric Fistula Chief Executive Kidney Center Quetta Professor Haq Nawaz has urged provincial government to utilize all resources in order to prevent increasing fistula cases in the province.
An obstetric fistula is a hole between the vagina and rectum or bladder that is caused by prolonged obstructed labor, leaving a woman incontinent of urine or feces or both.
They then discuss research on previously homeless men, heart failure patients, cardiomyopathy and peripartum mortality, quadriplegics, adult family relationships after child maltreatment and parental substance use or mental disorder, and HIV prevention education; practice and programs related to topics like obstetric fistula and child brides, population-based programs, trauma-informed primary care, and opioid abuse and diversion prevention; teaching nurses about vulnerable populations, teaching students in low-resource and culturally unfamiliar settings, health care in Mexico, and other topics related to teaching and learning; and policy aspects like the nursing workforce shortage, the link between animal abuse and interpersonal violence, and aging in place policy.
National Obstetric Fistula Centre, Abakaliki (1); Department of Surgery, Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki (2)
She found community by volunteering at a local women's hospital that served patients with obstetric fistula, a debilitating condition that results from obstructed or prolonged labor Obstetric fistula leaves women chronically incontinent, and in developing regions like Northern Ethiopia, they are often separated from their communities because of the stench that accompanies the condition and the stigma of failed childbirth.
The presentations and testimonies included topics such as the prevalence of pre-eclampsia and anemia during pregnancy, respectful maternal care, and the rehabilitation and reintegration of patients with obstetric fistula, and were followed by interactive question and answer sessions throughout the event.
Five women among every 3000 ever married women of Bangladesh suffer from obstetric fistula, according to a survey of EngenderHealth Bangladesh.