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[L. fistula, pipe] An abnormal tubelike passage from a normal cavity or tube to a free surface or to another cavity. It may result from a congenital failure of organs to develop properly, or from abscesses, injuries, malignancies, radiation, surgery, or inflammatory processes that erode into neighboring organs. fistulous (fis′chŭ-lŭs), adj.
Venes, Donald, editor. "Fistula." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/759338/all/arteriovenous_fistula.
Fistula. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/759338/all/arteriovenous_fistula. Accessed August 25, 2019.
Fistula. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/759338/all/arteriovenous_fistula
Fistula [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 August 25]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/759338/all/arteriovenous_fistula.
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