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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If US demonstrates dilated intrahepatic bile ducts and a hilar tumour is suspected, MRCP is the next investigation of choice, as more accurate non-invasive imaging of the level and extent of the bile duct obstruction is obtained (Fig.
However, a marked elevation in liver ALP levels, especially when the ALT and AST are normal or only modestly increased, suggests bile duct obstruction or disease of the bile ducts, such as primary biliary cirrhosis or primary sclerosing cholangitis.
It can lead to bile duct obstruction and cysts, and diabetes.
LOS ANGELES -- Mirizzi syndrome is an uncommon cause of bile duct obstruction, but one that it is vital to recognize, David L.