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Related to cervical fistula: lateral cervical fistula
an abnormal passage from the cervix to the vagina or bladder. It may be caused by a malignant lesion, radiotherapy, surgical trauma, or injury during childbirth. A cervical fistula communicating with the bladder permits leakage of urine, causing irritation, odor, and embarrassment. See also branchial fistula.
1. An abnormal opening into the cervix uteri.
2. An opening in the neck leading to the pharynx, resulting from incomplete closure of the branchial clefts.
See also: fistula