fistula fistula


  1. (n) a chronic inflammation of the withers of a horse
  2. (n) an abnormal passage leading from a suppurating cavity to the body surface


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  1. Cutler cured the girl's cervical fistula by flushing it with a caustic fluid.
  2. A fistula is an abnormal passage that burrows into another organ or to the outside of the body.
  3. Then all at once it is swept into a violent whirlpool set up by a fistula that unnaturally connects the carotid artery with the jugular vein.


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    Obstetric fistula, an injury that occurs in unattended childbirth and causes incontinence, is among the most intractable challenges of extreme poverty.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

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  1. "The consequences of fistula are life shattering," said Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. "The baby often dies and the woman is left with chronic incontinence, greatly diminishing her...
    on Oct 13, 2008 By: Thoraya Obaid Source: MarketWatch

  2. "I met two women, one had fistula for 25 years and the other for 27 years, and now they have become advocates and I spoke with two other women who miraculously have decided to have the treatment after talking to them," Imbruglia said.
    on Dec 12, 2007 By: Natalie Imbruglia Source: Reuters South Africa

  3. "Obstetric fistula has been relatively neglected despite the devastating impact it has on the lives of girls and women in developing courtiers," says Liya Kebede. "I am thrilled and honored to be back in my native country to take part in the...
    on Sep 1, 2006 By: Liya Kebede Source: World Health Organization (press release)

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