hepatic duct


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hepatic duct

[he′pad·ik ′dəkt]
(anatomy)
The common duct draining the liver. Also known as common hepatic duct.
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In some BA cases, operative cholangiography may show a patent lower common bile duct in continuity with the gallbladder, with the atretic process restricted to the common hepatic and hepatic ducts.
The classic injury that can occur during cholecystectomy is the cutting of the common bile or common hepatic ducts.
He told me that his literature search had yielded a single report of a paraganglioma of the hepatic duct published in the Southern Medical Journal.
2-3) It occurs when the common hepatic duct becomes obstructed due to extrinsic compression from an impacted gallstone in the cystic duct or the neck of the gallbladder.
8) The most common anatomic site for the occurrence of neuroendocrine tumors within the biliary tract is the common bile duct, followed by the cystic and common hepatic ducts.
Traumatic neuroma of the common hepatic duct after laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
The perihilar bile ducts extend from the hepatic duct bifurcation to include the extrahepatic biliary tree proximal to the origin of the cystic duct.
The worst prognosis is amongst patients with the so-called Bismuth type III (tumours occluding the common hepatic duct and either the right or the left hepatic duct) and IV (tumours that are multi-centric or that involve the confluence and both right and left hepatic ducts) tumours.
Therefore, a percutaneous cholangiogram (PTC) was undertaken, which revealed a left hepatic duct abnormality.
Perihilar tumors are defined as those involving the hepatic duct bifurcation or extrahepatic biliary tree proximal to the origin of the cystic duct (1); distal tumors are defined as those arising between the junction of the cystic duct-bile duct and the ampulla of Vater.
Abdominal ultrasound studies showed a lobulated cystic mass in the left lobe of the liver and a filling defect in the left hepatic duct, extending 4 cm along the common bile duct.
Because the tumor showed extraductal extension, the common hepatic duct was mildly stenotic without causing obstructive jaundice.