hepatic duct


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hepatic duct

n.
The main excretory duct of the liver, which carries bile from the liver and joins the cystic duct to form the common bile duct.
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Noun1.hepatic duct - the duct that drains bile from the liver
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
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Intraoperative cholangiogram revealed normal filling of the intrahepatic ducts, common hepatic duct, common bile duct, and cystic duct with normal flow into the duodenum.
The proximal anastomosis should ideally be at the level of the right and left hepatic duct confluence, without leaving a cuff of residual cyst.
Distally to this area, a segment of common hepatic duct, cystic duct, gallbladder, and segment of common bile duct are found, and each of these areas should be sampled on gross examination (Figure 5, A through C).
A cyst of 8 cm in segments 4 and 5 involved the hepatic confluence, with destruction of the right hepatic duct and promoting a major biliary fistula with the left hepatic duct, confirmed by intra-operative transcystic cholangiography.
The bile is secreted by the liver and then flows down the hepatic duct into the gallbladder, where it gets stored before being released into the intestine for purpose of digestion on intake of food.
PTC is preferred for high obstructions (hilar cholangiocarcinoma or strictures of the hepatic duct bifurcation) because of better biliary opacification above the obstruction and a lower risk of introducing sepsis.
These tumors, located in the hepatic duct bifurcation, are treated by excising the extrahepatic biliary tree, with or without lymph nodes.
Norman Roland was performing a laparoscopic procedure on Gina Oakden in HIC Evanston Regional Hospital to remove her gall bladder when the electrosurgical irrigating suction probe that he was using became bent and inadvertently fired, causing a small defect in the patient's common hepatic duct.
These then coalesce into one duct called the common hepatic duct.
6,7) In instances where the recipient's common hepatic duct is diseased, absent, or too short, a choledochojejunostomy is performed.
The biliary anastomosis is technically difficult because it is performed at the level of the right or left hepatic duct.