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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 tract epithelizes with time and become a fistula then (oroantral fistula, a non self healing condition with disastrous complications.
However a distinct oroantral fistula was not appreciated.
The OAC is often confused with the oroantral fistula (OAF) which is defined as a persistent epithelialized open communication [1].
INTRODUCTION: Any oroantral communication bigger than three mm left untreated or undiagnosed can lead to formation of oroantral fistula. Oroantral fistula is a pathological lining connecting oral cavity to maxillary sinus.
Rhinoliths cause rhinitis which may lead to complications including nasal polyps, atrophic rhinitis, septal perforation and oroantral fistula (2).
Postoperatively, the patient developed an oroantral fistula at the operative site that was repaired without incident.
To the Editor: A 66-year-old man had a bone graft for treatment of an oroantral fistula in March 2007 in Marseille, France.
The implant-supported prosthesis had no sign of mobility and the oral mucosa appeared to be normal with no evidence of oroantral fistula (Figure 2).
However, the usual clinical features in symptomatic patients are facial pain, nasal obstruction, epistaxis, purulent or blood-stained discharge, foul smelling postnasal dripand oroantral fistula. (1, 2, 7) However, dacryocystitis, otorrhoea, anosmia, palatal perforation and septal perforation have been reported in the literature.
In case of oroantral fistula the underlying cause of communication was assessed (surgical extraction or fire arm injury).
Oroantral fistula: This entity is rarely encountered in recent clinical practice.
(8) When a secondary surgery is required for the definitive treatment of a lesion, previous marsupialization often affords the luxury of a less invasive surgery, thereby reducing surgical complications such as oroantral fistula, oronasal fistula, nerve injuries (particularly to the inferior alveolar and lingual nerves), excessive bleeding, and mandibular fracture.