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 any of the bile ducts remain blocked for a significant period of time, severe damage or infection can occur in the gallbladder, liver, or pancreas.
Given that the haematemesis commenced following ERCP in this case, it is likely that it was the instrumentation of the common bile duct which led to the fisulation of the aneurysm into the biliary tree.
These findings led to the diagnosis of an aberrant right posterior sectoral bile duct that was not identified prior to surgery and that was damaged at the time of laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
Extrahepatic bile duct injury (BDI) is a serious complication of laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC), with an incidence ranging from 0.
MRCP showed a mass-occupying lesion in the hilar bifurcation, combined with proximal bile duct dilatation [Figure 1]a.
Todani type II congenital bile duct cyst: European Multicenter Study of the French Surgical Association and literature review.
Gigantocotyle explanatum is one of neglected amphistome parasite infecting the bile duct of water buffalo (Ichikawa et al.
Choledochal cysts are congenital anomalies of the bile duct and are defined as the abnormal, disproportionate cystic dilatation of the bile duct.
Bile duct carcinomas have been reported in young psittacine birds of the genus Amazona.
Answer: Combined right and left bile duct variations
Biliary cysts are cystic malformations that may occur anywhere in the bile duct system.