An abnormal passageway or tunnel in the body that connects two cavities is called a fistula. It may also be a one way fistula that that opens from a body cavity to the outside skin.
A fistula is an abnormal connection between an organ, vessel, or intestine and another structure. Fistulas are usually the result of injury or surgery. It can also result from infection or inflammation.
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Fistula-in-ano is nearly always caused by a previous anorectal abscess. ... Usually that abscess drains spontaneously making an opening which may be a Fistula in ano. ...
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(fs´chl), abnormal, usually ulcerous channellike formation between two internal organs or between an internal organ and the skin.
Fistula placement for hemodialysis
An arteriovenous (AV) fistula is created by connecting one of your arteries to one of your veins using your own vessels.
A fistula is an abnormal communication/track between two epithelial surfaces - in the case of fistula-in-ano, between the ano-rectal passage and the surface skin near the anus.
1. transposition of the portal circulation to the systemic by making an anastomosis between the vena cava and portal vein and then ligating the latter close to the liver.
What is an anal fistula?
An anal fistula is an abnormal tunnel between the anal canal and the outer skin of the anus. The anus is the opening of the rectum where bowel movements (BMs) leave the body.
What is an anal fistula?
The anus is the external opening through which feces are expelled from the body. Just inside the anus are a number of small glands.
Vaginal Fistula Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
What is a vaginal fistula?
A fistula is a passage or hole that has formed between: ...
A fistula (say 'fist-you-lah') is a connection between 2 of the body's tubes.
A fistula may be able to heal on its own over 2-8 weeks. Talk with your doctor about the best plan for you. Treatment options include the following:
Nutritional support may be needed while the fistula is healing: ...
TE fistula often occurs with another birth defect known as esophageal atresia. The esophagus is a tube that leads from the throat to the stomach.
Anal fistulae are more common in men, and occur between 20 and 40 years of age.
Anal fistula also present with a feeling of lump near anus, associated with stabbing/throbbing pain. There may be leakage of foul smelling pus or mucous or faecal matter from the fistula's external opening. This may lead to soiling the inner garments.
Anal fistula surgery is usually done under general anaesthesia. This means you will be asleep during the operation. It may be possible to have the operation under regional anaesthesia.
An AV fistula can usually be created and can function well with no adverse affects in a person whose veins are large enough.
Genital fistula is a condition in which the genital tract and the urinary and intestinal tract become connected (usually in the vagina) by a leak in the system.
An anal fistula is an abnormal, infected channel (tract) with an internal opening in the anal canal and an external opening in the skin near the anus or rectum. It is fairly common in people who have an infected anal abscess with drainage.
Only the fistula will be repaired during the first surgery.
A gastrostomy tube (a tube that goes through the skin into the stomach) may be placed to give your child nutrition.
Your child will have another surgery later to repair the esophagus.
Unless the fistula is very low in the vagina and readily visible, your doctor may use a speculum to visualize the inside of the vagina. This may allow him or her to see the opening of the fistula inside your vagina.
Mammary-duct fistula is a communication between a subareolar duct and skin, usually occurring in the periareolar region.
Bronchopleural fistula can be deadly to mesothelioma patients and other patients who have incurred bronchopleural fistula for reasons unrelated to chest trauma. The condition should be tended to immediately, as it can cause empyema.
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TOFS (Tracheo-Oesophageal Fistula Support)
The Organisation is a Registered Charity in England and Wales No. 327735, established in 1982. It provides support and information to families of children with TOF/OA and VACTERL Association.
Pulmonary arteriovenous fistula Symptoms
Review Date: 09/13/2008
Reviewed By: Benjamin Medoff, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Pulmonary and Critical Care Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital.
Symptoms of CAROTID-CAVERNOUS FISTULA
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Fistula in ano
Fistula in ano is a tubular structure developing between anus in the skin. A fistula can actually connect with any part of the gastrointestinal tract or other organs within the body.
fstjl noun a passage or opening which has been made unusually between two organs often near the rectum ...
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A fistula is an abnormal connection of tissue between two organs or between an organ and the skin. When damaged tissues come into contact with each other during infection, they sometimes stick together.
channel emanating pus from an infection site; a gum boil
Lifting of gum tissue to expose and clean underlying tooth and bone structures.
Fistulas - 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.
fistula - abnormal passage between two organs or between an organ and the outside of the body, caused when damaged tissues come into contact with each other and join together while healing.
An abnormal opening between two parts of the body.
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Fistula An abnormal passage from an internal organ to the body surface or between two internal organs or structures.
Fistula or Graft
Wash with an antibacterial soap each day, and always before dialysis. Do not scratch your skin or pick scab.
Check for redness, a feeling of excess warmth or the beginning of a pimple on any area of your access.
fistula An abnormal opening or passage between two organs or between an organ and the surface of the body. Fistulas may be caused by injury, infection or inflammation, or may be created during surgery.
Abnormal opening between the inside of the body and the skin, or between 2 areas inside the body.
Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor. Substance stimulates blood cell production.
fistula: Abnormal tubelike passage from a normal cavity or tube to a free surface or to another cavity.
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folate: Salt or ester of folic acid.
A fistula is an abnormal passageway between two areas of the digestive tract. An internal fistula occurs between two areas of intestine or an area of intestine and another organ.
An epithelial lined passage or tunnel formed in the body congenitally, by disease, injury, or occasionally by surgery or radiation; and leading from one internal organ to another or from an internal organ to the body's exterior.
AV Fistula Use among Men and Women
AV fistula use increased from 27.9 to 55.0 percent between 1998 and 2007.
AV fistula use increased in both men and women.
Anal fistula - An anal fistula is an abnormal narrow tunnel-like passageway, which is the remnant of an old anal abscess after it has drained. It connects the mid portion of the anal canal (at the anal gland) to the surface of the skin.
Anal fistula. An anal fistula is an abnormal tunnel between the anal canal and the outer skin of the anus that often drains pus or liquid, which can soil or stain clothing. An anal fistula may irritate the outer tissues or cause discomfort.
There are no known ways to prevent anal abscesses or subsequent fistulas because the cause of the original infection of anal glands is unknown.
A bladder fistula occurs when you have an injury or defect that allows bacteria from your intestines to enter your bladder.
Fistula Involving Female Genital Tract
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Fistula in Ano
An abnormal opening on the cutaneous surface near the anus, usually resulting from a local abscess of the crypt and common in Crohn's disease. A perianal fistula may or may not communicate with the rectum. Also called Anal Fistula.
Fistulas, which are abnormal holes between the gastrointestinal tract and other areas of the body, such as the vagina, bladder and skin. Fistulas can easily become seriously infected and cause other problems.
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Fistula, mass, and abscess development is common.
Fistulas do not occur.
Perianal lesions are significant in 25 to 35% of cases.
Fistulas-Abnormal connections between the intestine and other organs or tissues, such as the bladder, vagina, or skin
Fistulas may develop and can be associated with peritonitis. Renocolonic, renoduodenal, and renocutaneous fistulas are the most common; therefore, suspect these in patients who manifest continued electrolyte disorders, diarrhea, ...
fistula (an abnormal opening) between the rectum and bladder is a rare complication
There may be other risks depending on your specific medical condition. Be sure to discuss any concerns with your physician prior to the procedure.
Fistula: This is an abnormal internal connection between organs or structures such as the bladder, ureters, or urethra. This can cause incontinence.
An opening made into a hollow organ, as the bladder or eyeball, for drainage.
A device incorporating a metal bar and pins that is used in stabilizing difficult bone fractures.
An abnormal or surgically made passage between two hollow organs.
Fistula: An abnormal passageway in the body. A fistula may go from the body surface into a blindpouch or into an internal organ or go between two internal organs.
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