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
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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.
flat affect: Lacking stimulating characteristics.
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.
A-V fistula (trauma, inflamation or surgery induced)
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Fistulae between the rectum and the vagina (RVFs) are less common than those between the bladder and the vagina (VVFs).
Body-wide infection (sepsis)
Problem keeps coming back (recurrence)
If the fistula is looked after it can remain functional for a long time. Infection must be avoided and any small abrasion or wound treated. Keep the hand on the fistula's side warm at all times - wear a glove during cold winter days.
Cysts, Abscess, Lipoma
Pillinoid Sinus, Tonsilitis
Varicose Veins and ulcer
Non healing wound, Keloid
Heel pain, Skin disorder ...
When a fistula develops between the intestine and the skin (enteric-cutaneous fistula), pus and mucous emerge from a small painful opening on the skin of the abdomen.
I have fistula from colon to bladder and vagina and frequent impacted colon and multiple diverticuli in sigmoid colon (MRI). It took so long to get diagnosed that I spent all my savings and was too sick to work full time so lost my health insurance.
Cannula/fistula/heparin lock - hospitals have special policies regarding these devices. In general, blood should not be drawn from an arm with a fistula or cannula without consulting the attending physician.
Phimosis in uncircumcised males (scars on the foreskin of the penis)
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The anal fistula was persistent and it took well over a year to heal. After a while Joshua’s liver enzymes started to rise. Dr. Verhave was very concerned that Joshua might have a rare liver disease that could require a liver transplant.
To detect fistulas , abnormal passages between two internal organs or between an internal organ and the body surface (such as an opening between the vagina and the rectum).
How is a fistula treated?
Medical Treatment: When a fistula is caused by Crohn's disease, your doctor may recommend treatment with medicines such as, metronidazole, Flagyl®, azathioprine, Imuran®, or infliximab, Remicade® ...
Having anal fistulas (abnormal openings).
Possible signs of anal cancer include bleeding from the anus or rectum or a lump near the anus. ...
perilymph fistula - leakage of inner ear fluid to the middle ear that occurs without apparent cause or is associated with head trauma, physical exertion, or barotrauma.
phonology - study of speech sounds.
PERILYMPH FISTULA Perilymph fistulas are openings that occur between the middle ear and the inner ear. This allows a hole through which perilymph can flow, changing the pressure of perilymph flowing into the brain and causing dizziness.
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