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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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Bronchopleural Fistula (BPF) was suspected when chest x-ray PA view before thoracentesis showed horizontal air fluid level and persistence of air bubbling through the intercostal tube drainage system beyond 24 hours after tube thoracostomy.
In the presence of high flow bronchopleural fistula or pneumothorax, HFJV facilitates alveolar recruitment and increases the mean pressure in the airway, but decreases peak pressure and the leak.
To our knowledge, this case represents the first in human report of surgically placed stem cells to repair a large, multiply recurrent bronchopleural fistula.
He developed a bronchopleural fistula on the right side following intercostal drain insertion for spontaneous pneumothorax.
There were no granulomas or malignancy and no bronchopleural fistula.
A true bronchopleural fistula (BPF) refers to communication between the pleural space and bronchial tree while a parenchymal-pleural fistula (PPF) is between pleura and parenchymal lung (Figure 19).
He developed bronchopleural fistula (BPF) and the ICD continued to bubble for a total of three weeks before it was removed.
Nevertheless, bronchopleural fistula which required prolonged intercostal drainage developed in 4 patients.
There was delayed presentation complicated by a bronchopleural fistula.
2,3) Abscess formation is driven by chronic inflammation of the pleural space, initially causing an empyema, which triggers development of a bronchopleural fistula allowing exudative material to enter the chest wall.
Bronchopleural fistula is a life threatening complication after pneumonectomy with an incidence of about 2-5% and a mortality rate of up to 50%.