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It is an abnormal duct or passage resulting from injury, disease, or a congenital disorder that connects an abscess, cavity, or hollow organ to the body surface or to another hollow organ.
•Cranio-sinus fistula: between the intracranial space and a paranasal sinus
•Peri-lymph fistula: tear between the membranes between the middle and inner ears
•Pre-auricular fistula: usually on the top of the cristae helicis ears
Diseases of the circulatory system
•Coronary arteriovenous fistula, acquired
•Arteriovenous fistula of pulmonary vessels
•Pulmonary arteriovenous fistula: between an artery and vein of the lungs, resulting in shunting of blood. This results in improperly oxygenated blood.
•Cerebral arteriovenous fistula, acquired
•Arteriovenous fistula, acquired3. Diseases of the respiratory system
Diseases of the digestive system
•Enterocutaneous fistula: the fistula between the intestine and the surface of the skin, namely from the duodenum, the jejunum or the ileum. This excludes the fistulas arising from the colon or appendix.
•Ano-rectal fistula: This connects the rectum or other ano-rectal area to the surface of the skin. This results in abnormal discharge of feces through an opening other than the anus. It is also called fistula-in-ano.
•Enteroenteral fistula: between two parts of the intestine
•Biliary fistula:connecting the bile ducts to the skin surface, often caused by gallbladder surgery
•Congenital Preauricur fistula:A small pit in front of the ear. Also called Fistula Auris Congenita or Ear Pit
Various types of fistulas include-
1.Blind: with only one open end
2.Complete: with both external and internal openings
3.Incomplete: a fistula with an external skin opening, which does not connect to any internal organ
Most fistulae are in the form of a tube but some can also have multiple branches.
1.Diseases- some diseases like Crohn's disease and Ulcerative colitis are responsible for the development of
2.Trauma- injury, obstetric fistula etc.
3.Medical treatment- constant radiological exposure leading to development of a fistula or fistulae.
1.Homeopathy - The patients of fistula are usually advised surgery for their problem but this is just a temporary solution as
invariably the fistula/fistulae recur. A lot of complications can also occur
due to surgery. Homoeopathy helps in treating complications and
preventing the recurrence. The medicines are selected based on the case analysis and individualizing the case. A good Homeopathic doctor can heal all
the symptoms associated with it, even without surgery.
2.In severe cases, surgery is advisable to the patient along with the Homeopathic remedies.
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