esophageal fistula


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esophageal fistula

[ə¦säf·ə¦jē·əl ′fis·chə·lə]
(medicine)
Congenitally, an abnormal tube communicating between the esophagus and an internal organ, usually the trachea; an acquired esophageal fistula usually communicates between the esophagus and the skin through an external opening, or may communicate with internal organs.
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Esophageal fistula plug: The esophageal fistula plug consisted of two polypropylene plates, two sponges and waterproof strings.
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07 L of iso-osmotic artificial saliva was intraruminally infused to replenish saliva removed from the esophageal fistula using a bath tub pump.
In the SFC treatment, the ingested feed left the digestive tract via an esophageal fistula before any gastric, intestinal or metabolic effects occurred.
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There were no reported permanent serious device-related adverse events such as stenosis, stroke, esophageal fistula or permanent phrenic nerve injury.
TM)] silicone coating that is designed to prevent tumor in-growth, seal concurrent esophageal fistulas and help reduce food impaction.
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