ductule


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ductule

 [duk´tūl]
a minute duct.

duc·tule

(dŭk'tūl),
A minute duct.
Synonym(s): ductulus [TA]

ductule

/duct·ule/ (duk´tūl) a minute duct.
alveolar ductules  see under duct.
bile ductules 
1. the small channels that connect the interlobular ductules with the right and left hepatic ducts.
interlobular ductules  small channels between the hepatic lobules, draining into the bile ductules.
ductules of prostate  ducts from the prostate, opening into or near the prostatic sinuses on the posterior urethra.

ductule

(dŭk′to͞ol′)
n.
A small duct.

duc·tule

(dŭk'tyūl)
A minute duct.
Synonym(s): ductulus [TA] .

duc·tule

(dŭk'tūl)
A minute duct.
Synonym(s): ductulus.

ductule

a minute duct.

ductule efferent
seminiferous tubules open into a rete testis which drains through these efferent ductules which pierce the testicular capsule and join the head of the epididymis.
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108) The ultimate goal of the procedure is to allow drainage of bile from the liver into the Roux limb via microscopic ductules in the portal plate.
22,23) These elegant studies have demonstrated the presence of precursor lesions confined to the efferent ductules of the head of the epididymis.
The intraepithelial neoplastic cells are morphologically and immunohistochemically of ductal type, even if they arise in ductules and lobules (terminal duct-lobular units).
Ductuloinsular tumors of the pancreas: endocrine tumors with entrapped nonneoplastic ductules.
These regions appear to repopulate from buds composed of proliferating ductules and hepatocytes surrounded by collagen and CD34-positive vascular channels (Figures 9 and 12).
Such different fibrosis distribution can be clearly explained as follows: in ampullary carcinoma cases, duct obstruction was found at the terminal portion of the main pancreatic duct, whereas in chronic alcoholic pancreatitis cases, protein plugs may "plug" the small ductules, leading to obstruction of the area drained by these ductules, thus inducing a nodular pancreatitis pattern.
TAA rats treated with 50 mg/kg NAC (Group E, Table 1B) showed extensive proliferation of bile ductules in the portal track with hepatocytes showing marked regeneration.
A trial of ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) is advised to improve the cholestasis and protect regenerating bile ductules.
Given adequate uncomplicated surgery exposing enough ductules, the question is: can more be done to improve the chances of eventual success?