An abnormal opening or duct leading into a natural canal, hollow organ or other part of the body. Fistulas are usually the result of trauma or surgery, but can also result from infection or inflammation.
A connection between structures that are not normally connected e.g. The bowel and the skin, the bowel and the bladder, the vagina and the bladder
A whistle flute as seen in the terms: - fistula Obliqua, which is a transverse flute. - fistulae, which were metal, clay, or wooden pipes of different lengths in a row tied or held together by wax and generally closed at the bottom. Also known as Panpipes. Also used for the pear-shaped lead pipe, which was sealed with an overlap strip welded at theâ€¦...
- an abnormal passage leading from a suppurating cavity to the body surfaceFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=fistula
an abnormal passage formed in the gum tissue through which an abscessed tooth drains.
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An abnormal opening between two parts of the body.Found on http://www.cancerhelp.org.uk/utilities/glossary/index.htm?search=f
an abnormal passageway from one organ to another or from an organ to the body surface Found on http://www.medichecks.com/glossary.cfm?ltr=F
An abnormal passage between two organs or between an internal body cavity and the outside (e.g. arterio-venous fistula: a connecting passage between an artery and vein)
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a sinous ulcer within. Johnson also quotes from Sharp's Surgery on fistula lachrymalis - 'a disorder of the canals leading from the eye to the nose which disrupts the natural progress of the tears. The last and worst degree of it is when the matter of the eye, by its long continuance, has not only corroded the neighbouring soft parts but also affec...Found on http://www.thornber.net/medicine/html/medgloss.html
Abnormal tube like passage from a normal cavity or tube to a free surface or to another cavity.
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An abnormal opening between two hollow organs or a hollow organ and skin.
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Fistula: An abnormal passageway in the body. The fistula may go from the body surface into a blindpouch or into an internal organ or go between two internal organs. For a common example, an anal fistula has an opening in the skin near the anus that leads into a blind pouch or may connect through a tunnel with the rectal canal. For a rare example, a...Found on http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=3471
; plural Fistulæ
. [ Latin ] 1.
A reed; a pipe. 2.
A pipe for convejing water. [ Obsolete] Knight. 3. (Medicine)
A permanent abnormal opening into the soft parts with a constant discharge; a deep, narrow, chronic abscess; an...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/F/35
<anatomy, surgery> An abnormal passage or communication, usually between two internal organs or leading from an internal organ to the surface of the body. ... Frequently designated according to the organs or parts with which it communicates, as anovaginal, brochocutaneous, hepatopleural, pulmonoperitoneal, rectovaginal, urethrovaginal and the...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
an abnormal passage leading from a suppurating cavity to the body surfaceFound on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=fistula
(fis´tu-lә) pl. fistulas, fis´tulae any abnormal tubelike passage in the body. A fistula may occur between two internal organs or lead from an internal organ to the body surface. Some fistulas are created surgically for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes (see arteriovenous fistula). Others occur as a result of inju...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001
• (n.) A permanent abnormal opening into the soft parts with a constant discharge; a deep, narrow, chronic abscess; an abnormal opening between an internal cavity and another cavity or the surface; as, a salivary fistula; an anal fistula; a recto-vaginal fistula. • (n.) A reed; a pipe. • (n.) A pipe for convejing water.Fistula: words...Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/fistula/
(L. 'pipe') an abnormal passage or communication, usually between two internal organs, or leading from an internal organ to the surface of the body; frequently designated according to the organs or parts with which it communicates, as anovaginal, brochocutaneous, hepatopleural, pulmonoperitoneal, rectovaginal, urethrovaginal, and the like. Such pa....Found on http://users.ugent.be/~rvdstich/eugloss/DIC/dictio34.html
fistula (s); fistulas, fistulae (pl) 1. An abnormal 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. An abnormal passage leading from an abscess or hollow organ to the body surface or from one hollow organ to another ...Found on http://www.wordinfo.info/words/index/info/view_unit/829/
An abnormal communication between two internal organs, or from an organ to the outside of the body. Infection, inflammatory disease (e.g. Crohn's disease), tumors, trauma, and surgery may lead to a fistula. The gastrointestinal tract (particularly the duodenum, pancreas, bladder, and female genital ...Found on http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/F/fistula.html
An abnormal passage between two organs that is caused when damaged tissues come into contact with each other and fuse during the healing process. Narrower term(s): Enterovaginal Fistula Rectovaginal Fistula Urethrovaginal Fistula Vesicouterine Fistula Vesicovaginal FistulaFound on http://www.pregnology.com/AZ/F/4
fistula (fis'choolu) , abnormal, usually ulcerous channellike formation between two internal organs or between an internal organ and the skin. It may follow a surgical procedure with improper healing, or it may be caused by injury, abscess, or infection with penetration deep enough to reach anot...Found on http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/sci/A0818794.html
Produced when a vein and an artery in the arm or leg are joined together in an operation to make it easier to move blood in and out of the body during haemodialysis.Found on http://www.kidney.org.au/KidneyDisease/KidneyGlossary/tabid/679/Default.xht
Type: Term Pronunciation: fis′tyū-lă, -tyū-lē, -tyū-lăz Definitions: 1. An abnormal passage from one epithelial surface to another epithelial surface.Found on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=33627
In medicine, an abnormal pathway developing between adjoining organs or tissues, or leading to the exterior of the body. A fistula developing between the bowel and the bladder, for instance, may give rise to urinary-tract infection by intestinal organismsFound on http://www.talktalk.co.uk/reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0022303.html
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