"Intestinal Fistula" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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An abnormal anatomical passage between the INTESTINE, and another segment of the intestine or other organs. External intestinal fistula is connected to the SKIN (enterocutaneous fistula). Internal intestinal fistula can be connected to a number of organs, such as STOMACH (gastrocolic fistula), the BILIARY TRACT (cholecystoduodenal fistula), or the URINARY BLADDER of the URINARY TRACT (colovesical fistula). Risk factors include inflammatory processes, cancer, radiation treatment, and surgical misadventures (MEDICAL ERRORS).
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Intestinal Fistula" by people in Profiles.
Early use of split-thickness skin graft allows separation of the wound into different compartments facilitating the collection of enteroatmospheric fistulae output. Am Surg. 2015 Mar; 81(3):E96-8.
Recurrent recurrent gallstone ileus. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2010 Jul; 92(5):W4-6.
Primary aortoenteric fistula to jejunum: a case report. J Okla State Med Assoc. 2003 Nov; 96(11):519-21.
Nephro-duodenal fistula: a complication of percutaneous nephrolithotomy. J Urol. 1985 Sep; 134(3):528-30.