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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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Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography- (ERCP-) related hemobilia tends to present immediately or within a few days after the inciting biliary duct injury (e.g., sphincterotomy or biliary stricturoplasty) [8, 9].
Cholangiocarcinoma is an adenocarcinoma which arises from biliary duct epithelium often in the setting of pre-existing biliary tract disease such as PSC.
In addition, we found congenital abnormalities in 2 cases (2%) (biliary ducts development disorders such as partial biliary duct atresia).
Biliary duct injuries were most difficult problems and therefore required major surgical procedures in form of Roux-en-Y Hepatico-jejunostomy (0.6%) or choledochojejunostomy (0.4%) and choledochoduodenostomy (0.1%).
The CT scan confirmed the presence of hepatic abscesses (figure 2) and biliary ducts enlargement, with a slowly favorable evolution progressive decrease in size and number upon successive examinations.
Type B, a biliary duct diverticulum, represents Todani II, which is not associated with an APBDJ and has a low malignant potential; it is thought to be a gallbladder duplication.
This system comprises the gall bladder (a small, balloon-like sac) and the biliary ducts, which are located within the liver.
Abdominal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed dilatation of intra and extrahepatic biliary ducts. An abdominal ultrasound suggested renal parenchymal disease and a choledochal cyst type 4a associated to Caroli's disease.
PTC is used to visualize the biliary ducts directly.
After fatty food is eaten, the gallbladder contracts and sends its stored bile into the small intestine by way of the biliary ducts. When digestion of the meal is completed, the gallbladder relaxes and once again begins to store bile.
Abdominal ultrasonography was obtained, and it showed dilatation of the intrahepatic and extrahepatic biliary ducts. Abdominal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with intravenous contrast medium and MR cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) were obtained.
Depiction of intrahepatic biliary ducts were better assessed using late enhanced phases; namely, in the evaluation of biliary variants, a certain degree of discordance was found (12.5%) and late MRC with gadoxetic acid showed higher confidence level than 3D TSE T2 acquisitions [32].