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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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The condition is a rare chronic disease in the liver and bile ducts, where the bile ducts are blocked and can lead to liver damage.
Ultrasound of the abdomen showed ductus choledochus of hyperechoic wall and enlarged spleen, along with pre-existing aerobilia of the bile ducts.
The adult worms found in bile ducts were collected with the help of rubber-coated forceps in order to avoid any structural damage.
Choledochal cysts are relatively rare congenital anomalies which are characterized by dilatation of the extra-and/or intra-hepatic bile ducts.
It was seen on endoscopic retrograde cholangiography imaging (Figure 1a) and magnetic resonance cholangio-pancreatography imaging (Figure 1 b) that the right lobe posterior segment bile duct opened to the segment II bile duct and that the segment II bile duct merged with the common trunk of segment III and segment IV bile ducts, thus forming the left hepatic bile duct.
The risk of malignancy is always there in the intra and extra-hepatic bile ducts of patients with choledochal cyst.
Two main precursor lesions of invasive adenocarcinoma of the bile duct (cholangiocarcinoma) are biliary intraepithelial neoplasia (BilIN) and intraductal papillary neoplasm of the bile ducts (IPN-B).
20) However, imperfect operative technique, such as alignment of the cystic and bile ducts due to excessive upward retraction on the gallbladder fundus or insufficient lateral retraction on the infundibulum or excessive tenting of the bile duct from exaggerated lateral retraction on the infundibulum may confound correct anatomical identification.
Chronic persistent inflammation is one of the key elements that promotes cancer of the bile ducts, and well-known risk factors for bile duct cancer have all been shown to increase the risk for bile duct cancer by inducing chronic inflammation of the ducts," explained Dr.
The disease results into the liver's small bile ducts to become inflamed, at last destroying the ducts and resulting to cirrhosis that is scarring of the liver.
An infection that allows the invasion of bacteria or inflammation of the bile ducts that can lead to failure of the bile to flow normally.
An infection that allows the invasion of bacteria, cholecystitis, or inflammation of the bile ducts, can lead to failure of the bile to flow normally.