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in·tes·ti·nal fis·tu·la

a tract leading from the lumen of the intestine to the exterior.
Synonym(s): fecal fistula

intestinal fistula

an abnormal passage from the intestine to other internal organs or to an external abdominal opening or stoma, usually created surgically for the exit of feces after removal of a malignant, severely ulcerated, or diseased segment of the bowel. See also colostomy.

in·tes·ti·nal fis·tu·la

(in-tes'ti-năl fis'tyū-lă)
A tract leading from the lumen of the small intestine to the exterior.
Synonym(s): fecal fistula.
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The data included gender, age, smoking status (yes or no), regular rest (yes or no, meaning that work and rest times were relatively fixed), body mass index (BMI), disease locations (small bowel only, colon only, or small bowel and colon), operation history (ileocecal resection, other small bowel resection, or colon resection), intestinal fistula (yes or no, meaning that the patient had complications of CD that needed surgical intervention), and current medication (mesalazine, sulfasalazine, or azathioprine).
The diagnosis of intestinal fistula was made by the findings of sonography, abdominal CT, barium meal or enema, and enteroscopy or colonoscopy.
After initial admission to the hospital and 7 days after intestinal fistula resections (only performed in the postoperative patients), early morning fasting venous blood samples were obtained from each patient after a 12-h fast.
A significant difference could be observed in gender distribution between intestinal fistula and nonintestinal fistula groups (female: 26.
As shown in [Table 1], PT in intestinal fistula group (13.
In females, intestinal fistula subgroup tended to have more operation history than nonintestinal fistula subgroup (52.
In males, intestinal fistula subgroup also tended to have more operation history than nonintestinal fistula subgroup (61.
Impact of intestinal fistula on coagulation status of Crohn's disease patients
Compared with laparotomy, it reduces the risk of intestinal fistulas, intraabdominal infection and the difficulty of postsurgical nursing care.