common bile duct


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common bile duct

n.
The duct formed by the union of the cystic duct and the hepatic duct that carries bile from the liver and the gallbladder to the duodenum.
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Noun1.common 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.
The pancreatic duct (of Wirsung) extends through the length of the gland and empties into the duodenum at the hepatopancreatic ampulla (of Vater) through which the common bile duct from the liver and gallbladder also enters the duodenum.
Facts and fallacies of common bile duct obstruction by pancreatic pseudocysts.
In this system, type I anatomy is associated with atresia at the level of the common bile duct (approximately 12% of cases); in type II, atresia is at the level of the hepatic duct (2.
The presence of stones in the common bile duct affects more than 61 million people worldwide, resulting in 800,000 therapeutic ERCP procedures each year.
For example, when minimally-invasive removal of the diseased gallbladder was developed a couple of decades ago, one of the theoretical concerns was injury to the common bile duct by laparoscopic instruments.
Islets were isolated using a liberase enzyme prepared in HBSS buffer which was injected into the common bile duct to distend the pancreas.
announced the European availability of the WallFlex Biliary RX Stent for the treatment of malignant common bile duct strictures.
A 2000 study in Greece found that blueberry juice significantly improved visualization of both the common bile duct and main pancreatic duct, which carries digestive fluids.
Extrahepatic jaundice is most often due to a stone in the common bile duct (CBD) or a pancreaticobiliary malignancy (pancreatic, ampullary or cholangiocarcinoma).
But during the day-case operation, the surgeon severed his common bile duct leaving corrosive bile flowing into his stomach.
Urgent relaparotomy revealed an ischemic liver on the right, a transected common bile duct at the level of its confluence, a divided and ligated right hepatic artery and thrombosed portal vein down to its confluence.