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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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Carcinoma arising in the wall of congenital bile duct cysts.
Modified classification of bile duct cysts proposed by Todani and colleagues describes Type II as a saccular diverticulum of CBD, etiopathogenesis of which is being debated as biliary duplication or acquired inflammatory diverticulum [11,12] Duplication of CBD is an extremely rare congenital anomaly, the modified Choi et al classification of which is based on the morphology of the duplicated bile duct.
7] Predisposing factors contributing to the development of cholangiocarcinoma are anatomic anomalies (such as congenital bile duct cysts and Caroli disease), chronic inflammatory conditions, parasites, hepatolithiasis, carcinogens (such as nitrosamines and Thorotrast), autoimmune diseases (primary sclerosing cholangitis and chronic ulcerative colitis), as well as occasionally nonbiliary cirrhosis.