bile duct


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bile duct

n.
Any of the excretory passages in the liver that carry bile to the hepatic duct, which joins with the cystic duct to form the common bile duct opening into the duodenum. Also called biliary duct.

bile′ duct`


n.
a common duct that transports bile from the liver and gall bladder to the small intestine.
[1765–75]
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Noun1.bile duct - a duct formed by the hepatic and cystic ducts; opens into the duodenum
duct, epithelial duct, canal, channel - a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance; "the tear duct was obstructed"; "the alimentary canal"; "poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs"
liver - large and complicated reddish-brown glandular organ located in the upper right portion of the abdominal cavity; secretes bile and functions in metabolism of protein and carbohydrate and fat; synthesizes substances involved in the clotting of the blood; synthesizes vitamin A; detoxifies poisonous substances and breaks down worn-out erythrocytes
musculus sphincter ductus choledochi - the smooth muscle sphincter of the common bile duct
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If the stones are larger than the diameter of the papilla, they may remain in the common bile duct.
Bile duct dilatation was found by MRCP in 18 of the 34 affected patients and excluded by MRCP in 7 of the 9 unaffected patients.
Since biliary malignancies often affect the bile ducts through obstruction, the most common finding is an obstructed, dilated bile duct.
Bench simulation and animal testing showed that the SpyGlass System was effective for access, direct visualization and biopsy in all bile duct quadrants.
The researchers randomly assigned 178 patients older than 60 who had concomitant gallstones (pigment stones) to either cholecystectomy or expectant management following endoscopic sphincterotomy and clearance of bile duct stones.
Choledocholithiasis (CDL), the presence of a gallstone in the common bile duct, is a troublesome component of biliary tract disease.
Thick bile can irritate the junction between the bile duct and the small intestine.
A more serious--but less common--problem occurs when a stone lodges in the common bile duct.
The initiation of the Phase 3 trial of XL119 in bile duct cancer is an important milestone for Exelixis," said George A.
Primarily, the procedure can treat bile duct stones, blockage and cancer of the bile ducts or pancreas.
It can develop if a stone blocks your bile duct which causes the skin and whites of the eyes to go yellow.
Extrahepatic bile duct carcinoma is a relatively rare disease.