bile duct


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bile duct

[′bīl ‚dəkt]
(anatomy)
Any of the major channels in the liver through which bile flows toward the hepatic duct.
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Asymptomatic bile duct stones: selection criteria for intravenous cholangiography and/or endoscopic retrogradecholangiography prior to laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
ERCP failed in 1 patient due to papillary oedema; in this case, MRCP successfully diagnosed choledocholithiasis and secondary bile duct dilatation.
Ampullary malignancies are less common than bile duct tumors but represent an important opportunity for an early diagnosis and aggressive therapy for a biliary malignancy.
The examination was considered incomplete or equivocal if the common bile duct and common hepatic ducts were not visualized completely.
Exelixis' development pipeline includes: XL119, which has entered a Phase 3 clinical trial as a potential treatment for bile duct tumors; XL784, a compound that has completed a Phase 1 clinical trial; XL647, an anticancer compound that has entered a Phase 1 clinical trial; XL999, XL844, XL820 and XL880, anticancer compounds that are potential IND candidates; and multiple other compounds in preclinical development.
After this merger, the tube is then called the common bile duct, which feeds on down to the small intestine.
It forms a sack or cyst which then presses on the bile duct and prevents bile from reaching the intestine.
Global Markets Direct's, 'Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma) - Pipeline Review, H1 2012', provides an overview of the Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma) therapeutic pipeline.
Concordia") (TSX: CXR) (OTCQX: CHEHF), announced today a clinical trial and corporate update, including the status of patient enrollment in its Phase 3 clinical trial to treat a rare form of bile duct cancer, and the entering into of an exclusive trademark license and product distribution agreement for China and other Asian territories with Union Med.
Irene Williams, 58, from Kirkby, is the first patient to take part in the international trial of the drug Amphinex which is offering hope to patients with inoperable bile duct cancer.
It will also discuss breast tumor surgery, laparoscopy in organ transplants, organ transplants in liver and bile duct cancer.
Gallstones can exist without causing problems but can also lead to inflammation in the gallbladder or get stuck in the bile duct, leading to jaundice or pancreatitis.