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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A prolonged blockage of any of the biliary ducts can cause severe damage to the gallbladder, liver, or pancreas.
Granular cell tumor is the most common benign, nonepithelial tumor occurring in the extrahepatic biliary ducts.
On ultrasound, A lumbricoides in the biliary ducts usually manifests as an echogenic tubular structure, has a diameter of approximately 3 to 6 mm, and has a relatively hypoechoic center, with a more echogenic wall.
Lydia, daughter of Scott and Nicole Hand of Lancaster, was born with biliary atresia, a congenital condition in which the biliary ducts fail to develop, leading to cirrhosis of the liver, growth retardation and jaundice.
If the biliary ducts are blocked, waste products cannot be drained from the liver, and bile cannot be delivered to the intestine to aid digestion - a potentially life threatening condition.
to treat blockages in the biliary ducts that carry digestive enzymes from the liver.
An endoscopic retrograde cholangiography also showed a large number of irregular saccular areas with filling defects in the intrahepatic biliary ducts.
Benign neoplasms of the extrahepatic biliary ducts.
The first report of an adult Ascaris lumbricoides roundworm in the biliary ducts presenting clinically (and radiologically) in North America or the United Kingdom was published in 1977.