Recent Examples of fistula from the Web
Fluid that accumulated in Thomas' mouth drained through a small fistula Densmore created at the side of Thomas' neck.
Montgomery for incurable cases of vesico-vaginal fistula (an abnormal tract between the bladder and vagina).
The patient recovered and lived for years, but the fistula never closed.
Sims is credited with advances in the surgical repair of fistulas or tears that can occur in women who have had pelvic surgery or complications from childbirth.
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Sims also set out to cure vesicovaginal fistulas (VVF), an incurable condition at the time.
Dental fractures, cavity-like lesions in cats, root retention, oral inflammation in inaccessible areas, dental abscesses, oronasal fistulas and oral cancers are just a few of these.
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Origin and Etymology of fistula
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
medical Definition of fistula
- a congenital tracheoesophageal fistula
- an arteriovenous fistula was reconstructed in the right arm for dialysis
- —Pasteur Rasuli et al
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