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Thiry-Vella fistula

Pronunciation: te're val'ah

Definition: experimental isolation of a segment of intestine in an animal; a loop of intestine is isolated, its vascular and nervous connections are preserved, and continuity of the intestinal tract is restored by an end-to-end anastomosis; each end of the isolated segment is connected to an independent opening in the abdominal wall.

Synonym(s): Vella fistula

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