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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 ?
Jill Drew created the No-No Sleeve for use by patients post-mastectomy and patients who had arteriovenous fistulas to protect their arms from needle sticks and blood pressures.
1 & 2], arteriovenous fistula in 2 and 1 patient showed normal angiography.
Intracranial Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas: Classification, Imaging Findings, and Treatment.
Coronary arteriovenous fistulas in the adults: natural history and management strategies.
Jeffrey Hull, the new procedure and technology bring patients a unique non-surgical option for arteriovenous fistula (AVF) creation, a procedure that had previously not changed in over 50 years.
Chronic haemodialysis using venipuncture and a surgically created arteriovenous fistula. N Engl J Med 1966; 275: 1089-92.
He said the arteriovenous fistula which should be inserted without any delay is being inserted even after 12 weeks which is resulting into the death of the patients as there is the shortage of experts.
[1] Complications include pseudoaneurysm formation, airway compromising haematomas, arteriovenous fistula, stroke and death.
A vascular access site which can be either an arteriovenous fistula (AVF) or arteriovenous graft (AVG) or venous catheter is required for the application of HD [3].