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an artificially-created radiocephalic fistula
Borrowed from Latin fistula ("pipe, ulcer, catheter"), from find? ("cleave, divide, split").
fistula (plural fistulas or fistulae or fistulæ)
- (medicine) An abnormal connection or passageway between organs or vessels that normally do not connect.
- 1903, William Rice Pryor, Gynæcology, page 113
- Small fistulæ are to be closed bilaterally in an antero-posterior line [...]
- 1917, Louis Adolph Merillat, Fistula of the Withers and Poll-Evil, page 5
- There are several reasons why a manual on this disease should be a part of the veterinary literature of the day, the chief one being that fistula of the withers is a very prevalent disease of horses and thus exacts a big toll from the horse industry.
- 1998, Scott Fisher, Enterocutaneous Fistulas, in Theodore J. Saclarides, Keith W. Millikan (editors), Common Surgical Diseases: An Algorithmic Approach to Problem Solving, page 164,
- Fistulas are abnormal communications between two epithelialized surfaces. The causes of enterocutaneous fistulas can be remembered using the mnemonic FRIEND: Foreign body, Radiation, Inflammation/Infection/Inflammatory bowel disease, Epithelialization, Neoplasm, and Distal obstruction. Fifteen to twenty-five percent of enterocutaneous fistulas arise spontaneously as in, for example, Crohn's disease or cancer.
- 2008, Sylvia Escott-Stump, Nutrition and Diagnosis-related Care, page 405
- An intestinal fistula is an unwanted pathway from intestines to other organs (e.g., the bladder).
- (rare) A tube, a pipe, or a hole.
- (Christianity, historical) The tube through which the wine of the Eucharist was once sucked from the chalice.
- Synonym: calamus
- (medicine): The skin is regarded as an organ, so the definition includes the abnormal connection of an internal organ to the body's exterior (as in, for example, enterocutaneous fistulas).
- Sometimes, a fistula will be intentionally created; for example, an arteriovenous fistula is sometimes created to ease the treatment of a patient with end stage renal failure.
abnormal connection or passageway between organs or vessels
- (pathology) fistula (abnormal connection or passageway between organs or vessels)
- (rare) fistula (thin tube or pipe, especially a metallic straw used to sip sacramental wine)
From find? ("cleave, divide, split").
fistula f (genitive fistulae); first declension
- pipe, tube, especially a water pipe
- hollow reed or cane
- (music) shepherd's pipe, pipes of Pan
- fistula, ulcer
- shoemaker's punch
- a kind of hand mill for grinding grain