Fistulectomy

Definition

noun

Surgical removal of entire fistula


Supplement

A fistula may form as an abnormal passage between organs and therefore may need to be removed through surgery. An example of the application of fistulectomy is the surgical removal of the anal fistula, such as the one that formed between the surface of the anal canal and the perianal skin.


Word origin: Latin fistula (pipe) + Greek ektomē (excision)

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