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bile duct

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1. Synonym(s): common bile duct
2. any of the ducts conveying bile between the liver and the intestine, including hepatic, cystic, and common bile ducts. Synonym(s): ductus biliaris [TA] ☆ , biliary ducts

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

A generic term for any of the ducts which begin with the bile canaliculi in the liver, converging in turn with the canals of Hering, the interlobular bile ducts, intrahepatic bile ducts, and the left and right hepatic ducts to become the common hepatic duct, which exits the liver and joins the cystic duct forming the common bile duct. The common hepatic duct and the cystic duct are regarded as the “bile ducts”, which then enter the pancreas, merge with pancreatic duct, dilate to form the ampulla of Vater, pass through the sphincter of Oddi and enter the duodenum.

bile duct

(bīl dŭkt)
Any of the ducts conveying bile between the liver and the intestine, including hepatic, cystic, and common bile duct.
Synonym(s): biliary duct.
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bile duct

Any of the intercellular passages that convey bile from the liver to the hepatic duct, which joins the duct from the gallbladder (cystic duct) to form the common bile duct (ductus choledochus), and which enters the duodenum about 3 in (7.6 cm) below the pylorus.
Synonym: biliary duct See: illustration
See also: duct

bile duct

The narrow tube which carries BILE from the liver to the bowel. The bile collecting tubules in the liver join up to form a main tube called the hepatic duct. Just under the liver, this gives off a branch, the cystic duct, to the gall bladder. The duct continues down, as the ‘common bile duct’ to run into the DUODENUM.

bile duct

the duct through which bile passes from the liver or gall bladder to the duodenum.
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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.
While Buell and Koffron published in their study that hepatic artery injury occurred in patients who had postcholecystectomy bile duct injury and in whom the primary treatment management failed (17,18), it was observed in our study that repeated interventions (>1 trial: RR: 3 CI: 1.11-8.05) for the purpose of repair before the transfer to tertiary center increased the risk of sepsis in the postoperative period.
Langerhans' cell granuloma confined to the bile duct. Pediatr Pathol Lab Med 1997;17:461-8.
Symptoms of bile duct cancer include jaundice, abdominal pain, dark urine, light or clay-colored stool, fever, itchy skin, nausea and vomiting as well as unexplained weight loss.
A case of very large intrahepatic bile duct adenoma followed for 7 years.
Iatrogenic bile duct injury, to some extent, is a perpetual subject.
Bile duct imaging and injury: a regional audit of laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
Ultrasonogram of the abdomen was the main tool to diagnose common bile duct stone as magnetic resonance cholangiopancreaticography (MRCP) was not available at our institute and many of our patients cannot afford the cost of MRCP outside.
In conclusion, the Swing Tip was useful for ERCP, especially in patients who required guidewire exchange from 0.025 inches to 0.035 inches because of severe stenosis or a crooked bile duct. Endoscopic biliary drainage is a feasible and safe approach for treating biliary stricture, but there were some difficult cases in which technical success could not be achieved, and percutaneous or surgical treatment was ultimately required.
In both the BDL and BDL + AM groups, cystic dilatation of the bile duct was observed in all the rats studied and was a consequence of the surgical procedure of bile duct ligation model, demonstrating that the bile duct was effectively obstructed.
Furthermore, drip-infusion-cholecystocholangiographyCT (DIC-CT) showed that there was no traffic between the tumor and the bile duct (data not shown).