A fistula is a pathological connection between organs, blood vessels, or other structures in the body. Fistulas develop after an accident or surgical procedure. A fistula may also develop because of an infection or inflammation.
The body is full of potential entry points for fistulas. Their formations are possible between:
Fistulas can form between sections of the intestine if the patient suffers from inflammatory bowel disease like Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis. Fistulas between the arteries and veins may develop after an injury.
Some examples of fistulas are:
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