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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Nitric oxide-mediated liver injury in the presence of experimental bile duct obstruction.
A 10F, 7cm stent relieved bile duct obstruction (Figure-2).
Multicenter comparative evaluation of endoscopic placement of expandable metal stents for malignant distal common bile duct obstruction by ERCP or EUS-guided approach," Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, vol.
Moreover, cholesterol overload exacerbates BDL-induced deterioration of liver function, including increased total and free bilirubin and TBA in serum since day one after BDL, but not in Sham animals, indicating that this response is a consequence of bile duct obstruction.
In conclusion, hydatid disease should be included in the differential diagnosis of bile duct obstruction, especially in endemic countries.
In essence, the diagnosis requires exclusion of a wide array of other causes of liver injury, including viral and autoimmune hepatitis, bile duct obstruction, sepsis, hepatic ischemia, and metabolic disorders," the investigators wrote (Gastroenterology 2011 [doi:10.
Prospective evaluation of magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography in patients with suspected bile duct obstruction.
MRI scans can be modified to visualize the bile ducts better than CT scans (a procedure referred to as MR cholangiography), and, therefore, are better than CT for identifying the cause and location of bile duct obstruction.
Common symptoms include pain in the upper abdomen that typically radiates to the back and is relieved by leaning forward, loss of appetite, significant weight loss and painless jaundice related to bile duct obstruction.
Often, cholestatic jaundice caused by intrahepatic hepatocellular disease may be clinically and biochemically indistinguishable from cholestasis due to extrahepatic bile duct obstruction.