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Intestinal Fistula

"Intestinal Fistula" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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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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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Intestinal Fistula" by people in UAMS Profiles by year, and whether "Intestinal Fistula" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 13 publications over 12 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 1996
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