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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.
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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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- Stenting of intrahepatic bile ducts according to the X-method, in the case of bile duct cancer, which was carried out for the first time in Kyrgyzstan.
The developmental variations of intrahepatic and extrahepatic bile ducts in the biliary system are observed in 42%-58% of the population (2,3).
In conclusion, the anatomical variants of the bile duct most frequently found are related to the right and left bile ducts and the draining hepatic segments.When reviewing the anatomy books and the available specialized bibliography, related to the hepatobiliary pathway and its anatomical variations, this anatomical presentation was not reported, so it is available to readers and especially to laparoscopic surgeons and radiologists in order to reduce the procedural risks in the bile duct.
Bile duct cancer is an aggressive disease that attacks the gallbladder, bile ducts and liver, and has been linked to infection by parasitic worms known as liver flukes (classified as a Group 1 carcinogen).
PSC is a chronic, progressive liver disease characterised by inflammation and fibrosis of the bile ducts, leading to the formation of multifocal bile duct strictures.
BDAs are different from the more commonly recognized biliary hamartomas (Von Meyenberg Complexes), which are composed of irregularly dilated bile ducts embedded in fibrous stroma (4).
The establishment of the techniques for precision biliary surgery has resolved the key technical problems in the surgical treatment of intrahepatic bile duct diseases and has enabled biliary surgery from the extrahepatic and hepatic portal to intrahepatic bile ducts.
A prospective series with emphasis on the increased risk associated with sphincter of Oddi dysfunction and nondilated bile ducts," Gastroenterology, vol.
Selecting a targeted biliary branch is sometimes difficult even if flexible guidewires are used because of the complicated anatomies of some crooked bile ducts. Furthermore, even when a guidewire is advanced, devices may not be able to be led over the guidewire (Figure 1).
Biliary atresia is a neonatal disease of unknown etiology characterized by progressive, inflammatory, and fibrosclerosing cholangiopathy resulting in obstruction of both extrahepatic and intrahepatic bile ducts. Despite Kasai portoenterostomy, 68-80% of patients affected by biliary atresia develop progressive fibrosis leading to biliary cirrhosis and portal hypertension [1].
ABSs in the early postoperative period are usually related to surgical technique and/or mismatch of recipient and donor bile ducts, while late-onset ABSs are believed to be secondary to fibrosis from preceding local ischemia or chronic inflammationrelated injury [5, 6].