fistula

Summary

Summary: Abnormal communication most commonly seen between two internal organs, or between an internal organ and the surface of the body.

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  1. Landry E, Frajzyngier V, Ruminjo J, Asiimwe F, Barry T, Bello A, et al. Profiles and experiences of women undergoing genital fistula repair: findings from five countries. Glob Public Health. 2013;8:926-42 pubmed publisher
    ..Women undergoing surgery for fistula repair were interviewed at the time of admission, discharge, and at a 3-month follow-up visit...
  2. Vijayalakshmi I, Narasimhan C, Agarwal A. Transcatheter closure of left coronary cameral fistula with Amplatzer duct occluder II. J Invasive Cardiol. 2013;25:265-7 pubmed
    ..We report our experience with the successful transcatheter closure of a coronary arterial fistula, arising from the left coronary artery and draining into the right ventricle, with the new Amplatzer duct ..
  3. Wilson S, Mayne T, Krishnan M, Holland J, Volz A, Good L, et al. CathAway fistula vascular access program achieves improved outcomes and sets a new standard of treatment for end-stage renal disease. Hemodial Int. 2013;17:86-93 pubmed publisher
    ..arterial venous fistula (AVF)...
  4. Zhuang L, Sylvester C, Simons J. Bilateral congenital lacrimal fistulae: a case report and review of the literature. Laryngoscope. 2010;120 Suppl 4:S230 pubmed publisher
    ..The presence of lacrimal fistulae is an indicator to search for a variety of underlying systemic and ocular anomalies...
  5. Ikezono T, Shindo S, Sekine K, Shiiba K, Matsuda H, Kusama K, et al. Cochlin-tomoprotein (CTP) detection test identifies traumatic perilymphatic fistula due to penetrating middle ear injury. Acta Otolaryngol. 2011;131:937-44 pubmed publisher
    The cochlin-tomoprotein (CTP) detection test can be used to make a definite, objective diagnosis of traumatic perilymphatic fistula (PLF), and therefore offers valuable information on patient selection for surgical treatment.
  6. Barbosa F, Quiroga J, Otero A, Girela G. Aortic valve regurgitation with aorto-right ventricular fistula following penetrating cardiac injury. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2011;13:653-4 pubmed publisher
    ..After implementing appropriate medical treatment, the valve was replaced with a mechanical prosthesis and the shunt was closed with an autologous pericardial patch...
  7. Gao C, Mithani R, Leya J, Dawravoo L, Bhatia A, Antoine J, et al. Granulomatous hepatitis, choroiditis and aortoduodenal fistula complicating intravesical Bacillus Calmette-Guérin therapy: Case report. BMC Infect Dis. 2011;11:260 pubmed publisher
    ..Complications of BCG therapy include local infections and disseminated BCG infection with multiple endorgan complications...
  8. Koike T, Sakamoto C, Sakashita T, Hayashi K, Kanzaki S, Ogawa K. Effects of a perilymphatic fistula on the passive vibration response of the basilar membrane. Hear Res. 2012;283:117-25 pubmed publisher
    ..Next, the effects of a perilymphatic fistula (PLF) on the vibration of the cochlea were examined by making a small hole on the wall of the cochlea model...
  9. Mandato V, Abrate M, Sandonà F, Costagliola L, Gastaldi A, La Sala G. Colouterine fistula complicating diverticulitis diagnosed at hysteroscopy: case report. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2012;19:118-21 pubmed publisher
    Since Noecker first reported a colouterine fistula secondary to diverticulitis in 1929, about 20 cases have been reported in the literature. Methods for diagnosis have yet to be established...

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  1. Maine R, Hoffman W, Palacios Martinez J, Corlew D, Gregory G. Comparison of fistula rates after palatoplasty for international and local surgeons on surgical missions in Ecuador with rates at a craniofacial center in the United States. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012;129:319e-326e pubmed publisher
    ..Few studies report long-term outcomes, especially for palatal fistulas. A fistula after palatoplasty may affect speech, socialization, and nutrition...
  2. Chick J, Chauhan N, Paulson V, Adduci A. Cholecystocolonic fistula mimicking acute cholecystitis diagnosed unequivocally by computed tomography. Emerg Radiol. 2013;20:569-72 pubmed publisher
    Cholecystocolonic fistula is an uncommon potential complication of cholecystitis found intraoperatively in 0.06-0.14 % of patients undergoing cholecystectomy and 0.1-0.5 % of autopsy series...
  3. Gunnlaugsson C, Iannettoni M, Yu B, Chepeha D, Teknos T. Management of chyle fistula utilizing thoracoscopic ligation of the thoracic duct. ORL J Otorhinolaryngol Relat Spec. 2004;66:148-54 pubmed
    ..To document the treatment of refractory chyle leaks using thoracoscopic thoracic duct ligation and provide systematic guidelines to manage chyle leaks...
  4. Volkmer K, Wenk H. [Erosive bleeding of the cystic artery into a cholecysto-colic fistula as a rare cause of acute gastrointestinal bleeding]. Zentralbl Chir. 2010;135:159-62 pubmed publisher
    ..The CT scan showed arterial bleeding into the gallbladder. We immediately performed a laparotomy and found a cholecysto-colic fistula as the cause of the bleeding into the transverse colon.
  5. Landheer J, Breugem C, van der Molen A. Fistula incidence and predictors of fistula occurrence after cleft palate repair: two-stage closure versus one-stage closure. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2010;47:623-30 pubmed publisher
    To review the clinical outcomes of our cleft palate team in terms of fistula rate and to determine whether gender, syndrome, cleft type, age at repair, operating surgeon, type of cleft repair, and cleft width influence the risk of ..
  6. Dedivitis R, Ribeiro K, Castro M, Nascimento P. Pharyngocutaneous fistula following total laryngectomy. Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital. 2007;27:2-5 pubmed
    Pharyngocutaneous fistula is the most common complication after total laryngectomy. The aim of the study was to establish the incidence of this complication in our series and analyse the predisposing factors...
  7. Ulloth J, Haines S. Acupuncture needles causing lumbar cerebrospinal fluid fistula. Case report. J Neurosurg Spine. 2007;6:567-9 pubmed
    ..migration of embedded acupuncture needles into the lumbar spinal canal caused the formation of a cerebrospinal fluid fistula and spine-related headache. The needles were safely removed surgically and the patient improved clinically.
  8. Hurreiz H, Hussain I, Hamo I. Urachal fistula presenting as umbilical sepsis: a rare case in an adult male. Med Sci Monit. 2006;12:CS44-7 pubmed
    ..The correct diagnosis of a urachal fistula was reached after performing a CT scan...
  9. Karhuketo T, Puhakka H. Endoscope-guided round window fistula repair. Otol Neurotol. 2001;22:869-73 pubmed
    Endoscope-guided round window membrane repair was performed to evaluate whether the approach is feasible in the treatment of a round window fistula.
  10. Manolidis S. Complications associated with labyrinthine fistula in surgery for chronic otitis media. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2000;123:733-7 pubmed
    Labyrinthine fistula (LF) is encountered during surgery for chronic otitis media (COM) with an average frequency of 7.5%. This study was undertaken to investigate the prevalence of coexisting complications with LF in surgery for COM...
  11. Sinha M, Gibbons P, Kennedy S, Matthews H. Colopleural fistula due to strangulated Bochdalek hernia in an adult. Thorax. 1989;44:762-3 pubmed
    ..Congenital posterolateral diaphragmatic hernia of Bochdalek is rare in an adult and strangulation with pneumothorax has not been reported before. ..
  12. Birchansky L, Nerad J, Kersten R, Kulwin D. Management of congenital lacrimal sac fistula. Arch Ophthalmol. 1990;108:388-90 pubmed
    Fourteen patients who were treated for symptomatic congenital lacrimal sac fistula were retrospectively reviewed to evaluate surgical success...
  13. Carter R, Mulder G, Snyder E, Brewer L. Aortoesophageal fistula. Am J Surg. 1978;136:26-30 pubmed
    With the advent of cardiovascular and bypass procedures, aortoesophageal fistula has progressed from the stage of a pathologic curiosity to a treatable lesion...
  14. Kitamura T, Edwards J, Khurana S, Stuklis R. Mitral paravalvular abscess with left ventriculo-atrial fistula in a patient on dialysis. J Cardiothorac Surg. 2009;4:35 pubmed publisher
    ..During a course of antibiotic treatment the patient developed left ventriculo-atrial fistula due to mitral paravalvular abscess...
  15. Sriganeshan V, Willis I, Zarate L, Howard L, Robinson M. Colouterine fistula secondary to endometriosis with associated chorioamnionitis. Obstet Gynecol. 2006;107:451-3 pubmed
    ..b>Fistula formation is extremely rare...
  16. Krouse J, Metson R. Barium swallow is a predictor of salivary fistula following laryngectomy. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1992;106:254-7 pubmed
    Pharyngocutaneous salivary fistula after laryngectomy is a serious complication that can lead to prolonged hospitalization and increased patient morbidity...
  17. Hanel R, Prevedello D, Correa A, Antoniuk A, Araujo J. Cerebrospinal fluid fistula as the presenting manifestation of pituitary adenoma: case report with a 4-year follow-up. Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2001;59:263-5 pubmed
    ..After 4 years she has normal serum PRL levels and no rhinorrhea. The management, complications and mechanisms involved in this rare condition are discussed...
  18. Cay A, Imamoglu M, Sarihan H, Sayil O. Duodenocolic fistula due to safety pin ingestion. Turk J Pediatr. 2004;46:186-8 pubmed
    The authors describe the case of a 16-month-old boy with benign duodenocolic fistula due to safety pin ingestion who presented with abdominal pain, diarrhea and weight loss...
  19. Abdelmoneim S, Mookadam F, Moustafa S, Zehr K, Mookadam M, Maalouf J, et al. Coronary artery fistula: single-center experience spanning 17 years. J Interv Cardiol. 2007;20:265-74 pubmed
    Coronary artery fistula (CAF) is an uncommon form of congenital heart disease. It is often diagnosed incidentally during angiograms. We have reported on clinical characteristics, diagnosis, and management of CAF.
  20. Guartite A, Hbid K, Alharar R, Bouderka M, Abassi O, Louardi H. [Stab wound of the spinal cord complicated by meningitis and subarachnoid fistula]. Ann Fr Anesth Reanim. 2001;20:47-9 pubmed
    We describe a case of penetrating spinal cord injuries in an 20-year-old man after stab wound attack. The outcome was complicated with subarachnoid fistula and meningitis. The diagnosis and management of these complications are discussed.
  21. Chang D, Hussussian C, Lewin J, Youssef A, Robb G, Reece G. Analysis of pharyngocutaneous fistula following free jejunal transfer for total laryngopharyngectomy. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2002;109:1522-7 pubmed
    The development of a pharyngocutaneous fistula is the most common and troublesome complication in the early postoperative period following free jejunal transfer for total laryngopharyngectomy...
  22. Arruda M, Armaganijan L, Di Biase L, Rashidi R, Natale A. Feasibility and safety of using an esophageal protective system to eliminate esophageal thermal injury: implications on atrial-esophageal fistula following AF ablation. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2009;20:1272-8 pubmed publisher
    Ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) requires energy delivery in close proximity to the esophagus (Eso) which has accounted for the LA-Eso fistula, a rare but life-threatening complication.
  23. Pappas D, Simpson L, Godwin G. Perilymphatic fistula in children with preexisting sensorineural hearing loss. Laryngoscope. 1988;98:507-10 pubmed
    ..of preexisting sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) in infants and children has been considered an indication for fistula exploration: is this approach warranted? On exploring 36 middle ears in 26 such children, we found a ..
  24. Bamoshmoosh M, Marraccini P, Pratali L, Ciriello G, Ciardetti M, Mazzarisi A. "Reverse steal phenomenon" in a patient with coronary artery disease and coronary-left ventricular fistula. Int J Cardiol. 2007;115:e33-5 pubmed
  25. Shrestha B, Wyman A. Cholecystocolocutaneous fistula: a case report. Hepatobiliary Pancreat Dis Int. 2006;5:462-4 pubmed
    Cholecystocolocutaneous fistula (CCCF) is a rare complication of gallstone disease resulting from spillage of gallstones from perforation of an empyema of the gallbladder, which can pose diagnostic dilemmas...
  26. Reddy S, Vemuru R, Padmanabhan K, Steinheber F. Colopleural fistula presenting as tension pneumothorax in strangulated diaphragmatic hernia. Report of a case. Dis Colon Rectum. 1989;32:165-7 pubmed
    A case of colopleural fistula, resulting from strangulation and perforation of a diaphragmatic hernia and presenting as tension pneumothorax, is reported...
  27. Hentschel S, Rhines L, Wong F, Gokaslan Z, McCutcheon I. Subarachnoid-pleural fistula after resection of thoracic tumors. J Neurosurg. 2004;100:332-6 pubmed
    Little has been written about the appropriate diagnosis, investigation, and management of subarachnoid-pleural fistula (SPF)...
  28. Hemal A, Kumar R, Nabi G. Post-cesarean cervicovesical fistula: technique of laparoscopic repair. J Urol. 2001;165:1167-8 pubmed
    We describe the technique of laparoscopic repair of post-cesarean cervicovesical fistula.
  29. Balasubramanian P, Jeyamani R, Chacko A, Kurian G, Subhash H, Govil S, et al. Pancreatico-pericardial fistula: a rare complication of chronic pancreatitis. Indian J Gastroenterol. 2004;23:31-2 pubmed
    ..After initial pericardiocentesis and pleurocentesis, lateral pancreatico-jejunostomy with Roux-en-Y loop was performed. The patient is well at 6 months follow up...
  30. Liang C, Ko S. Midterm outcome of percutaneous transcatheter coil occlusion of coronary artery fistula. Pediatr Cardiol. 2006;27:557-63 pubmed
    The mid- to long-term outcome of pediatric patients with coronary artery fistula (CAF) after transcatheter closure remains unknown...
  31. Kerem M, Sakrak O, Yilmaz T, Gultekin F, Dursun A, Bedirli A. Spontaneous gastrosplenic fistula in primary gastric lymphoma: Surgical management. Asian J Surg. 2006;29:287-90 pubmed
    Gastrosplenic fistula formation resulting from primary gastric malignancy is rare and should be managed as a matter of emergency...
  32. Tigges G, Stoll W, Schmal F. [Prognostic factors in hearing recovery following sudden unilateral deafness]. HNO. 2003;51:305-9 pubmed
    A perilymph fistula is a possible cause for sudden unilateral sensory deafness. In this retrospective study the data of 73 patients with unilateral sudden deafness were analyzed...
  33. Moerman M, Vermeersch H, Heylbroeck P. A simple surgical technique for tracheoesophageal fistula closure. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2004;261:381-5 pubmed
    Placement of a voice device in a tracheoesophageal fistula provides successful speech rehabilitation after total laryngectomy...
  34. Tajima Y, Fukuda K, Tsuneoka N, Tsutsumi R, Kuroki T, Onizuka S, et al. Demonstration of a pancreaticopleural fistula with magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography. Am J Surg. 2004;187:741-2 pubmed
  35. Ikezono T, Shindo S, Sekiguchi S, Hanprasertpong C, Li L, Pawankar R, et al. Cochlin-tomoprotein: a novel perilymph-specific protein and a potential marker for the diagnosis of perilymphatic fistula. Audiol Neurootol. 2009;14:338-44 pubmed publisher
    Perilymphatic fistula (PLF) is an abnormal connection between the inner and middle ear. A procedure for obtaining definite proof of a PLF remains elusive, and methods of diagnosis remain controversial...
  36. Lim Y, Choi E. Treatment of an acute salivary fistula after parotid surgery: botulinum toxin type A injection as primary treatment. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2008;265:243-5 pubmed
    A salivary fistula is a relatively uncommon but troublesome complication after parotid surgery. Most cases are self-limiting and respond well to conservative therapy (compression dressings)...
  37. Duncan N, Ramphal P, Dundas S, Gandreti N, Robinson Bridgewater L, Plummer J. Pancreaticopleural fistula: a rare thoracic complication of pancreatic duct disruption. J Pediatr Surg. 2006;41:580-2 pubmed
    Pancreaticopleural fistula resulting in a chronic pleural effusion is a rare complication of pancreatic duct disruption. We describe the presentation and management of 2 children with pancreaticopleural fistulas...
  38. de Zinis L, Campovecchi C, Gadola E. Fistula of the cochlear labyrinth in noncholesteatomatous chronic otitis media. Otol Neurotol. 2005;26:830-3 pubmed
    To discuss the clinical aspects and management of promontory fistula of the cochlear labyrinth.
  39. Darwazah A, Kiswani M, Ismail H, Hawari M, Awad S. Aorto-right atrial fistula: a complication of prosthetic aortic valve endocarditis. A case report. J Heart Valve Dis. 2006;15:142-5 pubmed
    ..endocarditis in a 23-year-old male patient, complicated by an inflammatory periprosthetic valvular leak, and fistula formation between the aorta and the right atrium. The fistulous tract was diagnosed intraoperatively...
  40. Wiedemann K, Graser A, Lang R, Rader T, Suckfuell M. [Persistent pharyngeocutaneous fistula after transcervical resection of a diverticulum of the hypopharynx]. HNO. 2009;57:1275-9 pubmed
    ..The pharynx was closed with a running suture using the Conley technique. The fistula healed, and there were no further recurrences.
  41. Zamani J, Amirghofran A, Moaref A, Afifi S, Rezaian G. Posttraumatic coronary artery-right ventricular fistula with multiple ventricular septal defects. J Card Surg. 2010;25:670-1 pubmed publisher
    The combination of posttraumatic coronary artery-right ventricular fistula and multiple ventricular septal defects is a rare and interesting phenomenon...
  42. Valentine C, Barresi R, Prinz R. Somatostatin analog treatment of a cervical thoracic duct fistula. Head Neck. 2002;24:810-3 pubmed
    Reoperation for recurrent thyroid cancer poses an increased risk of complications, including thoracic duct fistula. Treatment of this complication is controversial...
  43. Tugcu B, Tanriverdi O, Gunaldi O, Baydin S, Postalci L, Akdemir H. Delayed intraventricular tension pneumocephalus due to scalp-ventricle fistula: a very rare complication of shunt surgery. Turk Neurosurg. 2009;19:276-80 pubmed
    ..Although pneumocephalus and pneumoventricle are well known entities in neurosurgery practice, delayed intraventricular tension pneumocephalus following shunt surgery is extremely rare...
  44. Hsu P, Lee S, Tzao C, Chen C, Cheng Y. Bronchoperitoneal fistula from a lung abscess. Respirology. 2008;13:1091-2 pubmed publisher
    b>Fistula formation between the bronchi and peritoneal cavity is extremely rare...
  45. Sridhar M, Sridhar U, Vemuganti G, Mandal A. Lattice corneal dystrophy type III with corneal fistula. A case report. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2004;52:236-8 pubmed
    ..We report a patient who presented with a corneal fistula in the right eye and thick lattice lines involving the peripheral cornea in both eyes suggestive of type III ..
  46. Hemal A, Sharma N, Mukherjee S. Robotic repair of complex vesicouterine fistula with and without hysterectomy. Urol Int. 2009;82:411-5 pubmed publisher
    ..To present robotic repair of vesicouterine fistulae (VUF) with and without hysterectomy in 3 cases and to discuss the technique with its outcome...
  47. Sihvo E, Räsänen J, Hynninen M, Rantanen T, Salo J. Gastropericardial fistula, purulent pericarditis, and cardiac tamponade after laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication. Ann Thorac Surg. 2006;81:356-8 pubmed
    Gastropericardial fistula, purulent pericarditis, and cardiac tamponade developed 7 years after laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication...
  48. Chan D, Poon W, IP C, Chiu P, Goh K. How useful is glucose detection in diagnosing cerebrospinal fluid leak? The rational use of CT and Beta-2 transferrin assay in detection of cerebrospinal fluid fistula. Asian J Surg. 2004;27:39-42 pubmed
  49. Romero A, Nora J, Topczewski T, Aguiar P, Alobid I, Rodriguéz E. Cerebrospinal fluid fistula after endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery: experience in a spanish center. Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2010;68:414-7 pubmed
    Postoperative cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) fistula is the most serious complication after transsphenoidal surgery.
  50. Longombe A, Claude K, Ruminjo J. Fistula and traumatic genital injury from sexual violence in a conflict setting in Eastern Congo: case studies. Reprod Health Matters. 2008;16:132-41 pubmed publisher
    ..A particularly inhumane public health problem has emerged: traumatic gynaecological fistula and genital injury from brutal sexual violence and gang-rape, along with enormous psychosocial and emotional ..
  51. Maden A, Yilmaz S, Ture M. Hereditary lacrimal fistula. Orbit. 2008;27:69-72 pubmed publisher
    Hereditary lacrimal fistula is a rare developmental anomaly. We report three patients with congenital lacrimal fistulae in the same family. Only one of our cases had bilateral lacrimal fistula while two had unilateral lacrimal fistulae...
  52. Huang H, Lin C, Hsu C, Yu J, Liu Y, Chen T, et al. Hepatocutaneous fistula: a complication after radiofrequency ablation therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma. N Z Med J. 2007;120:U2562 pubmed
    ..During surgery, a recurrent tumour mass over segment 3 with a hepatocutaneous fistula within the adhesion tissue between the liver surface and abdominal wall was discovered...
  53. Magdy E. Surgical closure of postlaryngectomy pharyngocutaneous fistula: a defect based approach. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2008;265:97-104 pubmed
    Surgical repair of postlaryngectomy pharyngocutaneous fistula (PCF) can be challenging...
  54. Acikgoz B, Tekkok I. Post-traumatic intradiploic leptomeningeal fistula and cyst. J Clin Neurosci. 2002;9:468-73 pubmed
    ..A month later, a shunt had to be inserted for hydrocephalus. At 7 months postoperatively, the patient is well and free of any symptoms or recurrence...
  55. Sone M, Mizuno T, Sugiura M, Naganawa S, Nakashima T. Three-dimensional fluid-attenuated inversion recovery magnetic resonance imaging investigation of inner ear disturbances in cases of middle ear cholesteatoma with labyrinthine fistula. Otol Neurotol. 2007;28:1029-33 pubmed
    To investigate the cause of inner ear disturbances in cases of middle ear cholesteatoma with labyrinthine fistula.
  56. Patel V, Fountain A, Guglin M, Nanda N. Three-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography in identification of aorto-right atrial fistula and aorto-right ventricular fistulas. Echocardiography. 2010;27:E105-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Definite diagnosis of aorto-right atrial and aorto-right ventricular fistula was made using three-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography (3DTTE) with color flow Doppler imaging...
  57. Mielke G, Sieverding L, Borth Bruns T, Eichhorn K, Wallwiener D, Gembruch U. Prenatal diagnosis and perinatal management of left coronary artery to right atrium fistula. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2002;19:612-5 pubmed
    ..Most authors recommend early intervention at the time of diagnosis. We present a case of a fistula originating from a dilated left coronary artery and draining into the right atrium, which was diagnosed ..
  58. Aslan G, Men S, Gulcu A, Kefi A, Esen A. Percutaneous embolization of persistent urinary fistula after partial nephrectomy using N-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate. Int J Urol. 2005;12:838-41 pubmed
    Percutaneous closure of a calyceal fistula following partial nephrectomy for kidney cancer was achieved with fistula embolization with n-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate...
  59. Takiguchi Y, Okamura H, Kitamura K, Kishimoto S. Late laryngo-tracheal cartilage necrosis with external fistula 44 years after radiotherapy. J Laryngol Otol. 2003;117:658-9 pubmed
    ..case displayed necrosis of the laryngo-tracheal cartilage and ulceration of anterior neck skin with a tracheal fistula 44 years after irradiation...
  60. Daniels C, Schoors D, Van Camp G. Native valve endocarditis with aorta-to-left atrial fistula due to Corynebacterium amycolatum. Eur J Echocardiogr. 2003;4:68-70 pubmed
    ..A rare evolution of abscess formation is the development of fistula. We describe an 88-year-old woman with an aortic root abscess and aorta-to-left atrial fistula...
  61. Bullock A, Andriole G, Neuman N, Sicard G. Renal autotransplantation in the management of a ureteroarterial fistula: a case report and review of the literature. J Vasc Surg. 1992;15:436-41 pubmed
    ..treated with an indwelling ureteral stent for over a year was admitted with massive gross hematuria caused by a fistula between the left ureter and hypogastric artery...
  62. Bax J, Raphael D, Bernard X, Vanoverschelde J. Echocardiographic detection and long-term outcome of coronary artery-left ventricle fistula after septal myectomy in hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2001;14:308-10 pubmed
    We describe a 51-year-old woman with an acquired coronary fistula to the left ventricle. Reports in the literature about acquired coronary fistulas to the left ventricle are scarce...
  63. Watanabe S, Shimokawa S, Yotsumoto G, Sakasegawa K. The use of a Dumon stent for the treatment of a bronchopleural fistula. Ann Thorac Surg. 2001;72:276-8 pubmed
    We report the successful management of a bronchopleural fistula with bronchial stent placement combined with irrigation of the empyema cavity...
  64. Tso P, Ding K, DeMichele S, Huang Y. Intestinal absorption and lymphatic transport of a high gamma-linolenic acid canola oil in lymph fistula Sprague-Dawley rats. J Nutr. 2002;132:218-21 pubmed
    ..this newly developed high GLA content canola oil (HGCO) with traditional GLA-rich borage oil (BO) using a lymph fistula rat model...
  65. Lloyd C, Sahn S. Subarachnoid pleural fistula due to penetrating trauma: case report and review of the literature. Chest. 2002;122:2252-6 pubmed
    ..The diagnosis should be considered in any patient with a pleural effusion that is associated with severe neurologic injury, as the fistula rarely heals without surgical intervention and may lead to CNS infection or pneumocephalus.
  66. Roux D, Brouchet L, Rousseau H, Elghobary T, Glock Y, Fournial G. Treatment of a fistula at the distal anastomosis after Bentall operation with endoluminal covered stent. Ann Thorac Surg. 2002;74:2189-90 pubmed
    ..The postoperative course was uneventful and a control computed tomographic scan showed complete occlusion of the false aneurysm. This attractive technique should be considered versus an open-heart operation in selected patients...
  67. Jacobson M, Osias J, Velasco A, Charles R, Nezhat C. Laparoscopic repair of a uteroperitoneal fistula. JSLS. 2003;7:367-9 pubmed
    Repairs of pelvic fistulas using abdominal, vaginal, and laparoscopic approaches have been described. In the present case report, we describe our experience with the laparoscopic repair of a uteroperitoneal fistula.