common bile duct


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common bile duct

[¦käm·ən ′bīl ‚dəkt]
(anatomy)
The duct formed by the union of the hepatic and cystic ducts.
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All of them underwent abdominal ultrasound demonstrating cystic dilatation of the common bile duct and inflammation.
Observation of cystic dilatation of the common bile duct by ultrasonography.
EUS diagnosis of ectopic opening of the common bile duct in the duodenal bulb: a case report.
A, Intraductal papillary neoplasm of the common bile duct with prominent papillary growth pattern and well-formed fibrovascular stalks, without invasive component.
The most common underlying etiology, occurring in 80% of cases is obstruction of the common bile duct (CBD) by calculi.
Treatment may involve an endoscopic procedure to remove the stones in the common bile duct before the gallbladder is removed, he stated.
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.
A particularly close correlation was found between diverticuli and stones in the common bile duct after cholecystectomy [5].
Caption: Figure 4: MR Cholangiopancreatography reveals that the common bile duct (large arrow) and the main pancreatic duct (small arrow) are pulled down and leftward into the elongated duodenum.
Consequently, an abdominal MRI was performed, highlighting acalculous gallbladder, gallbladder hydrops and stenosis in the terminal segment of cystic duct with suspicion of cystic duct fibrosis or atresia at this level, possible squealer of inflammatory phenomena with normal common bile duct and intrahepatic biliary ducts (Figure 1).
In abdominal ultrasonography, three small cysts and a dilated common bile duct were seen.