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Synonyms for fistula

a chronic inflammation of the withers of a horse

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an abnormal passage leading from a suppurating cavity to the body surface


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During a routine wound review the following day, however, the presence of enteric material in the wound was noticed and it soon became apparent that an enterocutaneous fistula had developed (Figure 1), which immediately prompted a CT scan of the area; this revealed a round lesion medial to the right femoral vessels that was highly suspicious of a femoral hernia (Figure 2).
In theory, percutaneous drainage converts an intra-abdominal abscess (which is a contraindication to anti-TNF therapy) into an enterocutaneous fistula (which is an indication for anti-TNF therapy).
Surgical Management of IBD and Enterocutaneous Fistula - Presenters: Richard Cohen, MD, FRCS, and Alastair Windsor, MD, FRCS, FRCS(Ed), FRCS(Glas Hons), both of University College London Hospitals (United Kingdom)/Moderator: Conor P.
CNS stomal therapy nurse from Palmerston North, Lawrence Mutale, presented a case study on managing a patient with a recessed ileostomy and an overactive enterocutaneous fistula.
It can also be used as a short-term treatment for reducing the number of draining enterocutaneous fistulas in patients with fistulizing Crohn's disease.