The surgical procedure of opening, or removal of a fistulous tract.

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  • Fistulotomy — A Fistulotomy is the surgical opening or removal of a fistulous tract. They can be performed by excision of the tract and surrounding tissue, simple division of the tract, or gradual division and assisted drainage of the tract by means of a seton …   Wikipedia

  • fistulotomy — Incision or surgical enlargement of a fistula. SYN: syringotomy. [fistula + G. tome, incision] * * * fis·tu·lot·o·my (fis″tu lotґə me) incision of a fistula …   Medical dictionary

  • List of surgical procedures — Surgical procedures have long and possibly daunting names. The meaning of many surgical procedure names can often be understood if the name is broken into parts. For example in splenectomy, ectomy is a suffix meaning the removal of a part of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Fistula — Classification and external resources MeSH D005402 In medicine, a fistula (pl. fistulas or fistulae) is an abnormal[1] connection or passageway between two epithelium lined organs or vessels that …   Wikipedia

  • syringotomy — SYN: fistulotomy. * * * sy·rin·got·o·my (sir″in gotґə me) [syringo + tomy] incision of a fistula, particularly an anal fistula …   Medical dictionary

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