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What is the pathological process that results in fistula development?
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Trauma/inflammation
Any source of trauma or inflammation can result in the development of a fistula.
Appendicitis, crohn's disease, gun shots, stab wounds, surgical complications, diverticulitis-- these are all potential causes. Basically, when trauma or chronic inflammation causes the barrier between 2 spaces within the body to break down, the resulting connection is called a fistula.

In brief: Trauma/inflammation
Any source of trauma or inflammation can result in the development of a fistula.
Appendicitis, crohn's disease, gun shots, stab wounds, surgical complications, diverticulitis-- these are all potential causes. Basically, when trauma or chronic inflammation causes the barrier between 2 spaces within the body to break down, the resulting connection is called a fistula.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Dr. Allen Kamrava
Surgery - Colorectal
In brief: Many types
There are many types of fistulas. Need to be more specific.

In brief: Many types
There are many types of fistulas. Need to be more specific.
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Dr. Allen Kamrava
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