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sequella (plural sequellae)

  1. A secondary consequence, used typically in medical terminology
  2. An unexpected result or complication


  • 2006, Macaigne G, Boivin JF, Cheaib S, Auriault ML, Deplus R. Gastroentérologie clinique et biologique: Single filiform polyp revealed by severe haemorrhage in a patient with normal colon. Report of a case and review of the literature, Jun-Jul;30(6-7):913-5.
"Filiform polyposis or giant inflammatory polyp is an uncommon benign lesion that has principally been reported in patients with evidence of inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. It appears to be a sequella of diffuse mucosal inflammation." [1]
  • 2006,Yeung AH, Tinling SP, Brodie HA. Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery; Inhibition of post-meningitic cochlear injury with cerebrospinal fluid irrigation, Feb;134(2):214-24
Labyrinthitis ossificans, the pathologic ossification of the otic capsule associated with profound deafness and loss of vestibular function occurs frequently as a sequella of bacterial meningitis and subsequent purulent labyrinthitis. Experimentally, in Streptococcus pneumoniae meningitis, it has been shown that a vigorous inflammatory response to teichoic acids in the bacterial cell wall contributes to cochlear damage and subsequent fibrosis and ossification. The hypothesis of this study is that a dilution of concentration of inflammatory mediators through cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) irrigation will lead to a reduction in both inner ear pathology and permanent hearing loss. [2]