About 5,000 girls and women in South Sudan suffer from fistula each year.
The sick sister was healed after relics from John XXIII were placed on the fistula on her abdomen.
Hawkins identifies it with the fistula Dulcis, seu Anglica, and gives two pictures which help to explain the next quotation.
It has been said, times past number, that an animal with a fistula is in pain.
An operation for fistula in ano has been proposed and practised by Reeves, which is a compromise between cutting and ligation.
He had the fistula—lived on slops and couldn't sit his horse for a day's huntin'.
In fistula in ano Paul says it may be used as a director to cut upon.
A pathetic letter comes to me from a woman suffering with fistula.
Under good illumination, careful inspection is made to see if a fistula or a tract of diseased bone extends in any direction.
Fist′uliform; Fist′ulose, Fist′ulous, of the form of a fistula.
"long, narrow ulcer," late 14c., from Latin fistula "pipe; ulcer," of uncertain origin.
fistula fis·tu·la (fĭs'chə-lə)
n. pl. fis·tu·las or fis·tu·lae (-lē')
An abnormal passage from a hollow organ to the body surface, or from one organ to another.