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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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Summary: UHS gynaecologist performs complex procedure to correct vesicouterine fistula on woman
Sharjah: A Sharjah hospital has claimed that one of its surgeons has performed the UAE's first laparoscopic surgery to correct vesicouterine fistula (VUF) on a 30-year-old mother, saving the woman from relatively greater pain that a conventional surgery would have caused.
Sonographic diagnosis of vesicouterine fistula. Ultrasound Obstet Gy-necol 2003; 22:82-84.
Vesicouterine fistulas are rarely seen in daily clinical practice and this clinical condition is almost always related to CS (9).
Vesicouterine fistula is an abnormal passageway between the cavities of the bladder and uterus.
Vesicovaginal fistula was seen in 69.9%, 25.7% were ureterovaginal fistula, 2.7% vesicouterine fistula and 0.88% each urethrovaginal fistula and combined fistula.
INTRODUCTION: Vesicouterine fistula is the least common type of urogenital fistula, which is defined as an abnormal communication between the bladder and uterus or the cervix.
Youssef syndrome seen after cesarean section is characterized by amenorrhea accompanied by menouria, lack of urine incontinence, vesicouterine fistula, and normal cervical canal.
A vesicouterine fistula is an abnormal communication between the bladder and the uterus.
However its use has been associated with some complications namely pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility due to upper genital infections, spontaneous and septic abortion, bowel perforation and vesicouterine fistula and endometrial adenocarcinoma.
A cystourethrography and a pelvic CT scan were performed which revealed a large vesicouterine fistula. Due to the large size of the fistula, early recognition and pain, immediate surgical repair was opted.