common hepatic duct

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common hepatic duct

[¦käm·ən he′pad·ik ′dəkt]
(anatomy)
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During laparoscopic cholecystectomy, gallbladder could not be identified but right and left hepatic duct, common bile duct was normal as shown in Figure which lead to a confusion whether the gallbladder is congenitally absent or is present intrahepatic.
The liver, gallbladder and bile ducts (bile ducts, common hepatic duct, common bile duct and cystic duct) originate from the bud or hepatic diverticulum, initially a thickening and then a ventral evagination of the endoderm of the anterior primitive intestine which, at beginning of the fourth week, it extends to the transverse septum of the future diaphragm.