choledochus


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choledochus

 [ko-led´o-kus]
the common bile duct.

com·mon bile duct

a duct formed by the union of the hepatic and cystic ducts; it discharges at the duodenal papilla.
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Considering the newly discovered choledochus cyst and involvement of the head of the pancreas, the possibility of cephalicpancreaticoduodenectomy arose.
Endosonography enables to visualize tumourous lesions of duct choledochus and Wirsung's duct.
The previously described method (Beppu et al., 1987) was modified as follows; in mice (n = 5), a laparotomy was performed under ether anesthesia, and the duodenal side of the ductus choledochus was ligated, as described by Appels et al.
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography showed minimal dilatation of the choledochus and Wirsung duct.
The midgut extends from from the opening point of the ductus choledochus into the duodenum, to the junction of 2/3 proximal and 1/3 distal parts of the transverse colon (5, 7, 12).
As it happens, the bile eliminated through the ductus choledochus, and also pancreatic juices eliminated through the principal and accessory pancreatic ducts, are disposed of in the second portion of the duodenum (Krause), where there are fewer BGs than in the first portion, thereby reinforcing the hypothesis that the main function of the BGs is to neutralize the gastric acidity (Leeson & Leeson; Lipski et al., 1992; Lockhart et al., 1959).