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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(fs´chl), abnormal, usually ulcerous channellike formation between two internal organs or between an internal organ and the skin.
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An arteriovenous (AV) fistula is created by connecting one of your arteries to one of your veins using your own vessels.
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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.
Anal Fistulas and Crohn's Disease
Crohn's disease may cause sores, or ulcers, that tunnel through the intestine and into the surrounding tissue, often around the anus and rectum.
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.
An anal fistula is an abnormal tunnel under the skin that connects the anal canal in the colon to the skin of the buttocks. Most anal fistulas form in reaction to an anal gland that has developed an abscess, or a pus-filled infection.
A fistula may increase the chances of respiratory problems. If the fistula is from the upper pouch or is the H-type, symptoms may only be seen when the baby eats.
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: ...
Anal fistula is the medical term for an infected tunnel that develops between the skin and the muscular opening at the end of the digestive tract (anus). Most anal fistulas are the result of an infection in an anal gland that spreads to the skin.
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.
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.
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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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.
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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.
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