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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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In malignant bile duct obstruction, these interventions are used for palliation of symptoms including anorexia and pruritus as well as to reduce the serum bilirubin levels to allow administration of chemotherapy.
However, 6.5% of patients may develop complications [11] which include common bile duct obstruction, acute or chronic recurrent pancreatitis, partial duodenal obstruction, diverticulitis, ulceration, hemorrhage, enterolith formation, malignant degeneration, and perforation [12].
It was reported that prophylactic EST is not recommended in patients with transient common bile duct obstruction. Some studies suggested that patients with iatrogenic injury of the sphincter of Oddi should be treated with transduodenal sphincteroplasty to restore the structural integrity of the sphincter and reduce biliopancreatic duct complications secondary to loss of function.
(7.) Ogura T, Chiba Y, Masuda D, et al Comparison of the clinical impact of endoscopic ultrasound-guided choledochoduodenostomy and hepaticogastrostomy for bile duct obstruction with duodenal obstruction Endoscopy 2016, 48 156-63
Biliary stenting versus bypass surgery for the palliation of malignant distal bile duct obstruction: A meta-analysis.
PDA typically presents as an infiltrative hypovascular solid mass, frequently associated with pancreatic and/or common bile duct obstruction and local vascular invasion (2).
Duodenal diverticulum is not rare, but complications like perforation, bleeding, pancreatitis, and bile duct obstruction are very rare.
Baron, "Meta-analysis of randomized trials comparing the patency of covered and uncovered self-expandable metal stents for palliation of distal malignant bile duct obstruction," Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, vol.
In a study on the effects of antioxidants in bile duct obstruction, Kawada et al.
(a) Absence of bile excretion from the ampulla of Vater indicated bile congestion by common bile duct obstruction. (b) Insertion of biliary stent resulted in excretion of the bile.
In the acute phase, bile duct obstruction is characterized by increased lipid peroxidation as well as by a marked decrease of glutathione (GSH), which is a major antioxidant in cells [3,4].
It may result in complete or incomplete bile duct obstruction and manifest with cholangitis or gallstone pancreatitis.