Fistula (cutaneous)

Alphabetical Index

Use the alphabetical index for the main term fistula (cutaneous) to review the available sub terms and properly select the ICD-10 code with the highest degree of specificity. Instructional notations will guide the coder with information such as "see", "see also", "with", "without", "due to", and "code by site".

  • Fistula (cutaneous) - L98.8 Other specified disorders of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
    • abdomen (wall) - K63.2 Fistula of intestine
      • bladder - N32.2 Vesical fistula, not elsewhere classified
      • intestine NEC - K63.2 Fistula of intestine
      • ureter - N28.89 Other specified disorders of kidney and ureter
      • uterus - N82.5 Female genital tract-skin fistulae
    • abdominorectal - K63.2 Fistula of intestine
    • abdominosigmoidal - K63.2 Fistula of intestine
    • abdominothoracic - J86.0 Pyothorax with fistula
    • abdominouterine - N82.5 Female genital tract-skin fistulae
      • congenital - Q51.7 Congenital fistulae between uterus and digestive and urinary tracts
    • abdominovesical - N32.2 Vesical fistula, not elsewhere classified
    • accessory sinuses - See: Sinusitis;
    • actinomycotic - See: Actinomycosis;
    • alveolar antrum - See: Sinusitis, maxillary;
    • alveolar process - K04.6 Periapical abscess with sinus
    • anorectal - K60.5 Anorectal fistula
    • antrobuccal - See: Sinusitis, maxillary;
    • antrum - See: Sinusitis, maxillary;
    • anus, anal (recurrent) (infectional) - K60.3 Anal fistula
      • congenital - Q43.6 Congenital fistula of rectum and anus
        • with absence, atresia and stenosis - Q42.2 Congenital absence, atresia and stenosis of anus with fistula
      • tuberculous - A18.32 Tuberculous enteritis
    • aorta-duodenal - I77.2 Rupture of artery
    • appendix, appendicular - K38.3 Fistula of appendix
    • arteriovenous (acquired) (nonruptured) - I77.0 Arteriovenous fistula, acquired
      • brain - I67.1 Cerebral aneurysm, nonruptured
        • congenital - Q28.2 Arteriovenous malformation of cerebral vessels
          • ruptured - See: Fistula, arteriovenous, brain, ruptured;
        • ruptured - I60.8 Other nontraumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage
          • intracerebral - I61.8 Other nontraumatic intracerebral hemorrhage
          • intraparenchymal - I61.8 Other nontraumatic intracerebral hemorrhage
          • intraventricular - I61.5 Nontraumatic intracerebral hemorrhage, intraventricular
          • subarachnoid - I60.8 Other nontraumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage
      • cerebral - See: Fistula, arteriovenous, brain;
      • congenital (peripheral) - See Also: Malformation, arteriovenous;
        • brain - Q28.2 Arteriovenous malformation of cerebral vessels
          • ruptured - See: Fistula, arteriovenous, brain, ruptured;
        • coronary - Q24.5 Malformation of coronary vessels
        • pulmonary - Q25.72 Congenital pulmonary arteriovenous malformation
      • coronary - I25.41 Coronary artery aneurysm
        • congenital - Q24.5 Malformation of coronary vessels
      • pulmonary - I28.0 Arteriovenous fistula of pulmonary vessels
        • congenital - Q25.72 Congenital pulmonary arteriovenous malformation
      • surgically created (for dialysis) - Z99.2 Dependence on renal dialysis
        • complication - See: Complication, arteriovenous, fistula, surgically created;
      • traumatic - See: Injury, blood vessel;
    • artery - I77.2 Rupture of artery
    • aural (mastoid) - See: Mastoiditis, chronic;
    • auricle - See Also: Disorder, pinna, specified type NEC;
      • congenital - Q18.1 Preauricular sinus and cyst
    • Bartholin's gland - N82.8 Other female genital tract fistulae
    • bile duct (common) (hepatic) - K83.3 Fistula of bile duct
      • with calculus, stones - See: Calculus, bile duct;
    • biliary (tract) - See: Fistula, bile duct;
    • bladder (sphincter) NEC - See Also: Fistula, vesico-; - N32.2 Vesical fistula, not elsewhere classified
      • into seminal vesicle - N32.2 Vesical fistula, not elsewhere classified
    • bone - See Also: Disorder, bone, specified type NEC;
      • with osteomyelitis, chronic - See: Osteomyelitis, chronic, with draining sinus;
    • brain - G93.89 Other specified disorders of brain
      • arteriovenous (acquired) - See Also: Fistula, arteriovenous, brain; - I67.1 Cerebral aneurysm, nonruptured
        • congenital - Q28.2 Arteriovenous malformation of cerebral vessels
    • branchial (cleft) - Q18.0 Sinus, fistula and cyst of branchial cleft
    • branchiogenous - Q18.0 Sinus, fistula and cyst of branchial cleft
    • breast - N61.0 Mastitis without abscess
      • puerperal, postpartum or gestational, due to mastitis (purulent) - See: Mastitis, obstetric, purulent;
    • bronchial - J86.0 Pyothorax with fistula
    • bronchocutaneous, bronchomediastinal, bronchopleural, bronchopleuromediastinal (infective) - J86.0 Pyothorax with fistula
      • tuberculous NEC - A15.5 Tuberculosis of larynx, trachea and bronchus
    • bronchoesophageal - J86.0 Pyothorax with fistula
      • congenital - Q39.2 Congenital tracheo-esophageal fistula without atresia
        • with atresia of esophagus - Q39.1 Atresia of esophagus with tracheo-esophageal fistula
    • bronchovisceral - J86.0 Pyothorax with fistula
    • buccal cavity (infective) - K12.2 Cellulitis and abscess of mouth
    • cecosigmoidal - K63.2 Fistula of intestine
    • cecum - K63.2 Fistula of intestine
    • cerebrospinal (fluid) - G96.0 Cerebrospinal fluid leak
    • cervical, lateral - Q18.1 Preauricular sinus and cyst
    • cervicoaural - Q18.1 Preauricular sinus and cyst
    • cervicosigmoidal - N82.4 Other female intestinal-genital tract fistulae
    • cervicovesical - N82.1 Other female urinary-genital tract fistulae
    • cervix - N82.8 Other female genital tract fistulae
    • chest (wall) - J86.0 Pyothorax with fistula
    • cholecystenteric - See: Fistula, gallbladder;
    • cholecystocolic - See: Fistula, gallbladder;
    • cholecystocolonic - See: Fistula, gallbladder;
    • cholecystoduodenal - See: Fistula, gallbladder;
    • cholecystogastric - See: Fistula, gallbladder;
    • cholecystointestinal - See: Fistula, gallbladder;
    • choledochoduodenal - See: Fistula, bile duct;
    • cholocolic - K82.3 Fistula of gallbladder
    • coccyx - See: Sinus, pilonidal;
    • colon - K63.2 Fistula of intestine
    • colostomy - K94.09 Other complications of colostomy
    • colovesical - N32.1 Vesicointestinal fistula
    • common duct - See: Fistula, bile duct;
    • congenital, site not listed - See: Anomaly, by site;
    • coronary, arteriovenous - I25.41 Coronary artery aneurysm
      • congenital - Q24.5 Malformation of coronary vessels
    • costal region - J86.0 Pyothorax with fistula
    • cul-de-sac, Douglas' - N82.8 Other female genital tract fistulae
    • cystic duct - See Also: Fistula, gallbladder;
      • congenital - Q44.5 Other congenital malformations of bile ducts
    • dental - K04.6 Periapical abscess with sinus
    • diaphragm - J86.0 Pyothorax with fistula
    • duodenum - K31.6 Fistula of stomach and duodenum
    • ear (external) (canal) - See: Disorder, ear, external, specified type NEC;
    • enterocolic - K63.2 Fistula of intestine
    • enterocutaneous - K63.2 Fistula of intestine
    • enterouterine - N82.4 Other female intestinal-genital tract fistulae
      • congenital - Q51.7 Congenital fistulae between uterus and digestive and urinary tracts
    • enterovaginal - N82.4 Other female intestinal-genital tract fistulae
      • congenital - Q52.2 Congenital rectovaginal fistula
      • large intestine - N82.3 Fistula of vagina to large intestine
      • small intestine - N82.2 Fistula of vagina to small intestine
    • enterovesical - N32.1 Vesicointestinal fistula
    • epididymis - N50.89 Other specified disorders of the male genital organs
      • tuberculous - A18.15 Tuberculosis of other male genital organs
    • esophagobronchial - J86.0 Pyothorax with fistula
      • congenital - Q39.2 Congenital tracheo-esophageal fistula without atresia
        • with atresia of esophagus - Q39.1 Atresia of esophagus with tracheo-esophageal fistula
    • esophagocutaneous - K22.8 Other specified diseases of esophagus
    • esophagopleural-cutaneous - J86.0 Pyothorax with fistula
    • esophagotracheal - J86.0 Pyothorax with fistula
      • congenital - Q39.2 Congenital tracheo-esophageal fistula without atresia
        • with atresia of esophagus - Q39.1 Atresia of esophagus with tracheo-esophageal fistula
    • esophagus - K22.8 Other specified diseases of esophagus
      • congenital - Q39.2 Congenital tracheo-esophageal fistula without atresia
        • with atresia of esophagus - Q39.1 Atresia of esophagus with tracheo-esophageal fistula
    • ethmoid - See: Sinusitis, ethmoidal;
    • eyeball (cornea) (sclera) - See: Disorder, globe, hypotony;
    • eyelid - H01.8 Other specified inflammations of eyelid
    • fallopian tube, external - N82.5 Female genital tract-skin fistulae
    • fecal - K63.2 Fistula of intestine
      • congenital - Q43.6 Congenital fistula of rectum and anus
    • from periapical abscess - K04.6 Periapical abscess with sinus
    • frontal sinus - See: Sinusitis, frontal;
    • gallbladder - K82.3 Fistula of gallbladder
      • with calculus, cholelithiasis, stones - See: Calculus, gallbladder;
    • gastric - K31.6 Fistula of stomach and duodenum
    • gastrocolic - K31.6 Fistula of stomach and duodenum
      • congenital - Q40.2 Other specified congenital malformations of stomach
      • tuberculous - A18.32 Tuberculous enteritis
    • gastroenterocolic - K31.6 Fistula of stomach and duodenum
    • gastroesophageal - K31.6 Fistula of stomach and duodenum
    • gastrojejunal - K31.6 Fistula of stomach and duodenum
    • gastrojejunocolic - K31.6 Fistula of stomach and duodenum
    • genital tract (female) - N82.9 Female genital tract fistula, unspecified
      • specified NEC - N82.8 Other female genital tract fistulae
      • to intestine NEC - N82.4 Other female intestinal-genital tract fistulae
      • to skin - N82.5 Female genital tract-skin fistulae
    • hepatic artery-portal vein, congenital - Q26.6 Portal vein-hepatic artery fistula
    • hepatopleural - J86.0 Pyothorax with fistula
    • hepatopulmonary - J86.0 Pyothorax with fistula
    • ileorectal or ileosigmoidal - K63.2 Fistula of intestine
    • ileovaginal - N82.2 Fistula of vagina to small intestine
    • ileovesical - N32.1 Vesicointestinal fistula
    • ileum - K63.2 Fistula of intestine
    • in ano - K60.3 Anal fistula
      • tuberculous - A18.32 Tuberculous enteritis
    • inner ear (labyrinth)
    • intestine NEC - K63.2 Fistula of intestine
    • intestinocolonic (abdominal) - K63.2 Fistula of intestine
    • intestinoureteral - N28.89 Other specified disorders of kidney and ureter
    • intestinouterine - N82.4 Other female intestinal-genital tract fistulae
    • intestinovaginal - N82.4 Other female intestinal-genital tract fistulae
      • large intestine - N82.3 Fistula of vagina to large intestine
      • small intestine - N82.2 Fistula of vagina to small intestine
    • intestinovesical - N32.1 Vesicointestinal fistula
    • ischiorectal (fossa) - K61.39 Other ischiorectal abscess
    • jejunum - K63.2 Fistula of intestine
    • joint - M25.10 Fistula, unspecified joint
      • ankle - M25.17 Fistula, ankle and foot
      • elbow - M25.12 Fistula, elbow
      • foot joint - M25.17 Fistula, ankle and foot
      • hand joint - M25.14 Fistula, hand
      • hip - M25.15 Fistula, hip
      • knee - M25.16 Fistula, knee
      • shoulder - M25.11 Fistula, shoulder
      • specified joint NEC - M25.18 Fistula, other specified site
      • tuberculous - See: Tuberculosis, joint;
      • vertebrae - M25.18 Fistula, other specified site
      • wrist - M25.13 Fistula, wrist
    • kidney - N28.89 Other specified disorders of kidney and ureter
    • labium (majus) (minus) - N82.8 Other female genital tract fistulae
    • labyrinth
    • lacrimal (gland) (sac) - H04.61 Lacrimal fistula
    • lacrimonasal duct - See: Fistula, lacrimal;
    • laryngotracheal, congenital - Q34.8 Other specified congenital malformations of respiratory system
    • larynx - J38.7 Other diseases of larynx
    • lip - K13.0 Diseases of lips
      • congenital - Q38.0 Congenital malformations of lips, not elsewhere classified
    • lumbar, tuberculous - A18.01 Tuberculosis of spine
    • lung - J86.0 Pyothorax with fistula
    • lymphatic - I89.8 Other specified noninfective disorders of lymphatic vessels and lymph nodes
    • mammary (gland) - N61.0 Mastitis without abscess
    • mastoid (process) (region) - See: Mastoiditis, chronic;
    • maxillary - J32.0 Chronic maxillary sinusitis
    • medial, face and neck - Q18.8 Other specified congenital malformations of face and neck
    • mediastinal - J86.0 Pyothorax with fistula
    • mediastinobronchial - J86.0 Pyothorax with fistula
    • mediastinocutaneous - J86.0 Pyothorax with fistula
    • middle ear
    • mouth - K12.2 Cellulitis and abscess of mouth
    • nasal - J34.89 Other specified disorders of nose and nasal sinuses
      • sinus - See: Sinusitis;
    • nasopharynx - J39.2 Other diseases of pharynx
    • nipple - N64.0 Fissure and fistula of nipple
    • nose - J34.89 Other specified disorders of nose and nasal sinuses
    • oral (cutaneous) - K12.2 Cellulitis and abscess of mouth
      • maxillary - J32.0 Chronic maxillary sinusitis
      • nasal (with cleft palate) - See: Cleft, palate;
    • orbit, orbital - See: Disorder, orbit, specified type NEC;
    • oroantral - J32.0 Chronic maxillary sinusitis
    • oviduct, external - N82.5 Female genital tract-skin fistulae
    • palate (hard) - M27.8 Other specified diseases of jaws
    • pancreatic - K86.89 Other specified diseases of pancreas
    • pancreaticoduodenal - K86.89 Other specified diseases of pancreas
    • parotid (gland) - K11.4 Fistula of salivary gland
      • region - K12.2 Cellulitis and abscess of mouth
    • penis - N48.89 Other specified disorders of penis
    • perianal - K60.3 Anal fistula
    • pericardium (pleura) (sac) - See: Pericarditis;
    • pericecal - K63.2 Fistula of intestine
    • perineorectal - K60.4 Rectal fistula
    • perineosigmoidal - K63.2 Fistula of intestine
    • perineum, perineal (with urethral involvement) NEC - N36.0 Urethral fistula
      • tuberculous - A18.13 Tuberculosis of other urinary organs
      • ureter - N28.89 Other specified disorders of kidney and ureter
    • perirectal - K60.4 Rectal fistula
      • tuberculous - A18.32 Tuberculous enteritis
    • peritoneum - K65.9 Peritonitis, unspecified
    • pharyngoesophageal - J39.2 Other diseases of pharynx
    • pharynx - J39.2 Other diseases of pharynx
      • branchial cleft (congenital) - Q18.0 Sinus, fistula and cyst of branchial cleft
    • pilonidal (infected) (rectum) - See: Sinus, pilonidal;
    • pleura, pleural, pleurocutaneous, pleuroperitoneal - J86.0 Pyothorax with fistula
      • tuberculous NEC - A15.6 Tuberculous pleurisy
    • pleuropericardial - I31.8 Other specified diseases of pericardium
    • portal vein-hepatic artery, congenital - Q26.6 Portal vein-hepatic artery fistula
    • postauricular - H70.81 Postauricular fistula
    • postoperative, persistent - T81.83 Persistent postprocedural fistula
      • specified site - See: Fistula, by site;
    • preauricular (congenital) - Q18.1 Preauricular sinus and cyst
    • prostate - N42.89 Other specified disorders of prostate
    • pulmonary - J86.0 Pyothorax with fistula
      • arteriovenous - I28.0 Arteriovenous fistula of pulmonary vessels
        • congenital - Q25.72 Congenital pulmonary arteriovenous malformation
      • tuberculous - See: Tuberculosis, pulmonary;
    • pulmonoperitoneal - J86.0 Pyothorax with fistula
    • rectolabial - N82.4 Other female intestinal-genital tract fistulae
    • rectosigmoid (intercommunicating) - K63.2 Fistula of intestine
    • rectoureteral - N28.89 Other specified disorders of kidney and ureter
    • rectourethral - N36.0 Urethral fistula
      • congenital - Q64.73 Congenital urethrorectal fistula
    • rectouterine - N82.4 Other female intestinal-genital tract fistulae
      • congenital - Q51.7 Congenital fistulae between uterus and digestive and urinary tracts
    • rectovaginal - N82.3 Fistula of vagina to large intestine
      • congenital - Q52.2 Congenital rectovaginal fistula
      • tuberculous - A18.18 Tuberculosis of other female genital organs
    • rectovesical - N32.1 Vesicointestinal fistula
      • congenital - Q64.79 Other congenital malformations of bladder and urethra
    • rectovesicovaginal - N82.3 Fistula of vagina to large intestine
    • rectovulval - N82.4 Other female intestinal-genital tract fistulae
      • congenital - Q52.79 Other congenital malformations of vulva
    • rectum (to skin) - K60.4 Rectal fistula
      • congenital - Q43.6 Congenital fistula of rectum and anus
        • with absence, atresia and stenosis - Q42.0 Congenital absence, atresia and stenosis of rectum with fistula
      • tuberculous - A18.32 Tuberculous enteritis
    • renal - N28.89 Other specified disorders of kidney and ureter
    • retroauricular - See: Fistula, postauricular;
    • salivary duct or gland (any) - K11.4 Fistula of salivary gland
      • congenital - Q38.4 Congenital malformations of salivary glands and ducts
    • scrotum (urinary) - N50.89 Other specified disorders of the male genital organs
      • tuberculous - A18.15 Tuberculosis of other male genital organs
    • semicircular canals
    • sigmoid - K63.2 Fistula of intestine
      • to bladder - N32.1 Vesicointestinal fistula
    • sinus - See: Sinusitis;
    • skin - L98.8 Other specified disorders of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
      • to genital tract (female) - N82.5 Female genital tract-skin fistulae
    • splenocolic - D73.89 Other diseases of spleen
    • stercoral - K63.2 Fistula of intestine
    • stomach - K31.6 Fistula of stomach and duodenum
    • sublingual gland - K11.4 Fistula of salivary gland
    • submandibular gland - K11.4 Fistula of salivary gland
    • submaxillary (gland) - K11.4 Fistula of salivary gland
      • region - K12.2 Cellulitis and abscess of mouth
    • thoracic - J86.0 Pyothorax with fistula
      • duct - I89.8 Other specified noninfective disorders of lymphatic vessels and lymph nodes
    • thoracoabdominal - J86.0 Pyothorax with fistula
    • thoracogastric - J86.0 Pyothorax with fistula
    • thoracointestinal - J86.0 Pyothorax with fistula
    • thorax - J86.0 Pyothorax with fistula
    • thyroglossal duct - Q89.2 Congenital malformations of other endocrine glands
    • thyroid - E07.89 Other specified disorders of thyroid
    • trachea, congenital (external) (internal) - Q32.1 Other congenital malformations of trachea
    • tracheoesophageal - J86.0 Pyothorax with fistula
      • congenital - Q39.2 Congenital tracheo-esophageal fistula without atresia
        • with atresia of esophagus - Q39.1 Atresia of esophagus with tracheo-esophageal fistula
      • following tracheostomy - J95.04 Tracheo-esophageal fistula following tracheostomy
    • traumatic arteriovenous - See: Injury, blood vessel, by site;
    • tuberculous - code by site under Tuberculosis
    • typhoid - A01.09 Typhoid fever with other complications
    • umbilicourinary - Q64.8 Other specified congenital malformations of urinary system
    • urachus, congenital - Q64.4 Malformation of urachus
    • ureter (persistent) - N28.89 Other specified disorders of kidney and ureter
    • ureteroabdominal - N28.89 Other specified disorders of kidney and ureter
    • ureterorectal - N28.89 Other specified disorders of kidney and ureter
    • ureterosigmoido-abdominal - N28.89 Other specified disorders of kidney and ureter
    • ureterovaginal - N82.1 Other female urinary-genital tract fistulae
    • ureterovesical - N32.2 Vesical fistula, not elsewhere classified
    • urethra - N36.0 Urethral fistula
      • congenital - Q64.79 Other congenital malformations of bladder and urethra
      • tuberculous - A18.13 Tuberculosis of other urinary organs
    • urethroperineal - N36.0 Urethral fistula
    • urethroperineovesical - N32.2 Vesical fistula, not elsewhere classified
    • urethrorectal - N36.0 Urethral fistula
      • congenital - Q64.73 Congenital urethrorectal fistula
    • urethroscrotal - N50.89 Other specified disorders of the male genital organs
    • urethrovaginal - N82.1 Other female urinary-genital tract fistulae
    • urethrovesical - N32.2 Vesical fistula, not elsewhere classified
    • urinary (tract) (persistent) (recurrent) - N36.0 Urethral fistula
    • uteroabdominal - N82.5 Female genital tract-skin fistulae
      • congenital - Q51.7 Congenital fistulae between uterus and digestive and urinary tracts
    • uteroenteric, uterointestinal - N82.4 Other female intestinal-genital tract fistulae
      • congenital - Q51.7 Congenital fistulae between uterus and digestive and urinary tracts
    • uterorectal - N82.4 Other female intestinal-genital tract fistulae
      • congenital - Q51.7 Congenital fistulae between uterus and digestive and urinary tracts
    • uteroureteric - N82.1 Other female urinary-genital tract fistulae
    • uterourethral - Q51.7 Congenital fistulae between uterus and digestive and urinary tracts
    • uterovaginal - N82.8 Other female genital tract fistulae
    • uterovesical - N82.1 Other female urinary-genital tract fistulae
      • congenital - Q51.7 Congenital fistulae between uterus and digestive and urinary tracts
    • uterus - N82.8 Other female genital tract fistulae
    • vagina (postpartal) (wall) - N82.8 Other female genital tract fistulae
    • vaginocutaneous (postpartal) - N82.5 Female genital tract-skin fistulae
    • vaginointestinal NEC - N82.4 Other female intestinal-genital tract fistulae
      • large intestine - N82.3 Fistula of vagina to large intestine
      • small intestine - N82.2 Fistula of vagina to small intestine
    • vaginoperineal - N82.5 Female genital tract-skin fistulae
    • vasocutaneous, congenital - Q55.7 Congenital vasocutaneous fistula
    • vesical NEC - N32.2 Vesical fistula, not elsewhere classified
    • vesicoabdominal - N32.2 Vesical fistula, not elsewhere classified
    • vesicocervicovaginal - N82.1 Other female urinary-genital tract fistulae
    • vesicocolic - N32.1 Vesicointestinal fistula
    • vesicocutaneous - N32.2 Vesical fistula, not elsewhere classified
    • vesicoenteric - N32.1 Vesicointestinal fistula
    • vesicointestinal - N32.1 Vesicointestinal fistula
    • vesicometrorectal - N82.4 Other female intestinal-genital tract fistulae
    • vesicoperineal - N32.2 Vesical fistula, not elsewhere classified
    • vesicorectal - N32.1 Vesicointestinal fistula
      • congenital - Q64.79 Other congenital malformations of bladder and urethra
    • vesicosigmoidal - N32.1 Vesicointestinal fistula
    • vesicosigmoidovaginal - N82.3 Fistula of vagina to large intestine
    • vesicoureteral - N32.2 Vesical fistula, not elsewhere classified
    • vesicoureterovaginal - N82.1 Other female urinary-genital tract fistulae
    • vesicourethral - N32.2 Vesical fistula, not elsewhere classified
    • vesicourethrorectal - N32.1 Vesicointestinal fistula
    • vesicouterine - N82.1 Other female urinary-genital tract fistulae
      • congenital - Q51.7 Congenital fistulae between uterus and digestive and urinary tracts
    • vesicovaginal - N82.0 Vesicovaginal fistula
    • vulvorectal - N82.4 Other female intestinal-genital tract fistulae
      • congenital - Q52.79 Other congenital malformations of vulva

Clinical Terms

The following are some of the clinical term definitions related or applicable to fistula (cutaneous) within the ICD-10 index for Diseases and Injuries.

Alveolar Process: The thickest and spongiest part of the maxilla and mandible hollowed out into deep cavities for the teeth.

Ankle: The region of the lower limb between the FOOT and the LEG.

Arteries: The vessels carrying blood away from the heart.

Bone and Bones: A specialized CONNECTIVE TISSUE that is the main constituent of the SKELETON. The principal cellular component of bone is comprised of OSTEOBLASTS; OSTEOCYTES; and OSTEOCLASTS, while FIBRILLAR COLLAGENS and hydroxyapatite crystals form the BONE MATRIX.

Brain: The part of CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM that is contained within the skull (CRANIUM). Arising from the NEURAL TUBE, the embryonic brain is comprised of three major parts including PROSENCEPHALON (the forebrain); MESENCEPHALON (the midbrain); and RHOMBENCEPHALON (the hindbrain). The developed brain consists of CEREBRUM; CEREBELLUM; and other structures in the BRAIN STEM.

Breast: In humans, one of the paired regions in the anterior portion of the THORAX. The breasts consist of the MAMMARY GLANDS, the SKIN, the MUSCLES, the ADIPOSE TISSUE, and the CONNECTIVE TISSUES.

Cecum: The blind sac or outpouching area of the LARGE INTESTINE that is below the entrance of the SMALL INTESTINE. It has a worm-like extension, the vermiform APPENDIX.

Cervix Uteri: The neck portion of the UTERUS between the lower isthmus and the VAGINA forming the cervical canal.

Coccyx: The last bone in the VERTEBRAL COLUMN in tailless primates considered to be a vestigial tail-bone consisting of three to five fused VERTEBRAE.

Colon: The segment of LARGE INTESTINE between the CECUM and the RECTUM. It includes the ASCENDING COLON; the TRANSVERSE COLON; the DESCENDING COLON; and the SIGMOID COLON.

Colostomy: The surgical construction of an opening between the colon and the surface of the body.

Cystic Duct: The duct that is connected to the GALLBLADDER and allows the emptying of bile into the COMMON BILE DUCT.

Diaphragm: The musculofibrous partition that separates the THORACIC CAVITY from the ABDOMINAL CAVITY. Contraction of the diaphragm increases the volume of the thoracic cavity aiding INHALATION.

Duodenum: The shortest and widest portion of the SMALL INTESTINE adjacent to the PYLORUS of the STOMACH. It is named for having the length equal to about the width of 12 fingers.

Elbow: Region of the body immediately surrounding and including the ELBOW JOINT.

Epididymis: The convoluted cordlike structure attached to the posterior of the TESTIS. Epididymis consists of the head (caput), the body (corpus), and the tail (cauda). A network of ducts leaving the testis joins into a common epididymal tubule proper which provides the transport, storage, and maturation of SPERMATOZOA.

Esophagus: The muscular membranous segment between the PHARYNX and the STOMACH in the UPPER GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT.

Eyelids: Each of the upper and lower folds of SKIN which cover the EYE when closed.

Foot Joints: The articulations extending from the ANKLE distally to the TOES. These include the ANKLE JOINT; TARSAL JOINTS; METATARSOPHALANGEAL JOINT; and TOE JOINT.

Frontal Sinus: One of the paired, but seldom symmetrical, air spaces located between the inner and outer compact layers of the FRONTAL BONE in the forehead.

Gallbladder: A storage reservoir for BILE secretion. Gallbladder allows the delivery of bile acids at a high concentration and in a controlled manner, via the CYSTIC DUCT to the DUODENUM, for degradation of dietary lipid.

Hip: The projecting part on each side of the body, formed by the side of the pelvis and the top portion of the femur.

Ileum: The distal and narrowest portion of the SMALL INTESTINE, between the JEJUNUM and the ILEOCECAL VALVE of the LARGE INTESTINE.

Jejunum: The middle portion of the SMALL INTESTINE, between DUODENUM and ILEUM. It represents about 2/5 of the remaining portion of the small intestine below duodenum.

Joints: Also known as articulations, these are points of connection between the ends of certain separate bones, or where the borders of other bones are juxtaposed.

Kidney: Body organ that filters blood for the secretion of URINE and that regulates ion concentrations.

Knee: A region of the lower extremity immediately surrounding and including the KNEE JOINT.

Intestine, Large: A segment of the LOWER GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT that includes the CECUM; the COLON; and the RECTUM.

Larynx: A tubular organ of VOICE production. It is located in the anterior neck, superior to the TRACHEA and inferior to the tongue and HYOID BONE.

Lip: Either of the two fleshy, full-blooded margins of the mouth.

Lung: Either of the pair of organs occupying the cavity of the thorax that effect the aeration of the blood.

Ear, Middle: The space and structures directly internal to the TYMPANIC MEMBRANE and external to the inner ear (LABYRINTH). Its major components include the AUDITORY OSSICLES and the EUSTACHIAN TUBE that connects the cavity of middle ear (tympanic cavity) to the upper part of the throat.

Mouth: The oval-shaped oral cavity located at the apex of the digestive tract and consisting of two parts: the vestibule and the oral cavity proper.

Nasopharynx: The top portion of the pharynx situated posterior to the nose and superior to the SOFT PALATE. The nasopharynx is the posterior extension of the nasal cavities and has a respiratory function.

Nipples: The conic organs which usually give outlet to milk from the mammary glands.

Nose: A part of the upper respiratory tract. It contains the organ of SMELL. The term includes the external nose, the nasal cavity, and the PARANASAL SINUSES.

Penis: The external reproductive organ of males. It is composed of a mass of erectile tissue enclosed in three cylindrical fibrous compartments. Two of the three compartments, the corpus cavernosa, are placed side-by-side along the upper part of the organ. The third compartment below, the corpus spongiosum, houses the urethra.

Peritoneum: A membrane of squamous EPITHELIAL CELLS, the mesothelial cells, covered by apical MICROVILLI that allow rapid absorption of fluid and particles in the PERITONEAL CAVITY. The peritoneum is divided into parietal and visceral components. The parietal peritoneum covers the inside of the ABDOMINAL WALL. The visceral peritoneum covers the intraperitoneal organs. The double-layered peritoneum forms the MESENTERY that suspends these organs from the abdominal wall.

Pharynx: A funnel-shaped fibromuscular tube that conducts food to the ESOPHAGUS, and air to the LARYNX and LUNGS. It is located posterior to the NASAL CAVITY; ORAL CAVITY; and LARYNX, and extends from the SKULL BASE to the inferior border of the CRICOID CARTILAGE anteriorly and to the inferior border of the C6 vertebra posteriorly. It is divided into the NASOPHARYNX; OROPHARYNX; and HYPOPHARYNX (laryngopharynx).

Prostate: A gland in males that surrounds the neck of the URINARY BLADDER and the URETHRA. It secretes a substance that liquefies coagulated semen. It is situated in the pelvic cavity behind the lower part of the PUBIC SYMPHYSIS, above the deep layer of the triangular ligament, and rests upon the RECTUM.

Semicircular Canals: Three long canals (anterior, posterior, and lateral) of the bony labyrinth. They are set at right angles to each other and are situated posterosuperior to the vestibule of the bony labyrinth (VESTIBULAR LABYRINTH). The semicircular canals have five openings into the vestibule with one shared by the anterior and the posterior canals. Within the canals are the SEMICIRCULAR DUCTS.

Shoulder: Part of the body in humans and primates where the arms connect to the trunk. The shoulder has five joints; ACROMIOCLAVICULAR joint, CORACOCLAVICULAR joint, GLENOHUMERAL joint, scapulathoracic joint, and STERNOCLAVICULAR joint.

Skin: The outer covering of the body that protects it from the environment. It is composed of the DERMIS and the EPIDERMIS.

Intestine, Small: The portion of the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT between the PYLORUS of the STOMACH and the ILEOCECAL VALVE of the LARGE INTESTINE. It is divisible into three portions: the DUODENUM, the JEJUNUM, and the ILEUM.

Stomach: An organ of digestion situated in the left upper quadrant of the abdomen between the termination of the ESOPHAGUS and the beginning of the DUODENUM.

Sublingual Gland: A salivary gland on each side of the mouth below the TONGUE.

Submandibular Gland: One of two salivary glands in the neck, located in the space bound by the two bellies of the digastric muscle and the angle of the mandible. It discharges through the submandibular duct. The secretory units are predominantly serous although a few mucous alveoli, some with serous demilunes, occur. (Stedman, 25th ed)

Thorax: The upper part of the trunk between the NECK and the ABDOMEN. It contains the chief organs of the circulatory and respiratory systems. (From Stedman, 25th ed)

Thyroid Gland: A highly vascularized endocrine gland consisting of two lobes joined by a thin band of tissue with one lobe on each side of the TRACHEA. It secretes THYROID HORMONES from the follicular cells and CALCITONIN from the parafollicular cells thereby regulating METABOLISM and CALCIUM level in blood, respectively.

Typhoid Fever: An acute systemic febrile infection caused by SALMONELLA TYPHI, a serotype of SALMONELLA ENTERICA.

Ureter: One of a pair of thick-walled tubes that transports urine from the KIDNEY PELVIS to the URINARY BLADDER.

Urethra: A tube that transports URINE from the URINARY BLADDER to the outside of the body in both the sexes. It also has a reproductive function in the male by providing a passage for SPERM.

Uterus: The hollow thick-walled muscular organ in the female PELVIS. It consists of the fundus which is the site of EMBRYO IMPLANTATION and FETAL DEVELOPMENT. Beyond the isthmus at the perineal end of fundus, is CERVIX UTERI (the neck) opening into VAGINA. Beyond the isthmi at the upper abdominal end of fundus, are the FALLOPIAN TUBES.

Wrist: The region of the upper limb between the metacarpus and the FOREARM.