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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 ?
(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.
The third patient developed colonic fistula after pancreatic necrosectomy and settled on conservative treatment.
Tan and Brathwaite were negligent in the care and treatment rendered with a retroperitoneal hematoma; causing a pancreas injury and failure; causing an inflammatory nidus and pancreatic pseudocyst; causing a pancreaticocolenic fistula; causing Paul to undergo an exploratory laparotomy and drainage of a large intra-abdominal abscess and closure of a colonic fistula, and causing Paul to undergo a colostomy and colostomy take-down surgical procedure to the pancreas.