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Descriptor English:   Intestinal Fistula 
Descriptor Spanish:   Fístula Intestinal 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Fístula Intestinal 
Synonyms English:   Cholecystoduodenal Fistula
Colovesical Fistula
Enterocutaneous Fistula
Fistula, Cholecystoduodenal
Fistula, Colovesical
Fistula, Enterocutaneous
Fistula, Intestinal  
Tree Number:   C06.267.550
C06.405.469.471
C23.300.575.185.550
Definition English:   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). 
Indexing Annotation English:   fistula policy: Manual 23.19+; RECTAL FISTULA & RECTOVAGINAL FISTULA are also available; pathological artificial anus in historical literature is indexed here or under its specifics; surgically created artificial anus is indexed under COLOSTOMY
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SU surgery TH therapy
UR urine VE veterinary
VI virology  
Record Number:   29432 
Unique Identifier:   D007412 

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