ampulla

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ampulla

1. Anatomy the dilated end part of certain ducts or canals, such as the end of a uterine tube
2. Christianity
a. a vessel for containing the wine and water used at the Eucharist
b. a small flask for containing consecrated oil
3. a Roman two-handled bottle for oil, wine, or perfume

ampulla

[am′pu̇l·ə]
(anatomy)
A dilated segment of a gland or tubule.
(botany)
A small air bladder in some aquatic plants.
(invertebrate zoology)
The sac at the base of a tube foot in certain echinoderms.
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Immunohistochemical and molecular features of sporadic and FAP-associated duodenal adenomas of the ampullary and nonampullary mucosa.
Ampullary mixed adenoneuroendocrine carcinoma: surprise histology, familiar management.
For this study, researchers used the American College of Surgeons National Cancer Database to identify patients with ampullary tumors, stage I through III, which had been surgically removed between 1998 and 2006 (5,298 patients).
Inflammation in the ampullary biopsies and disappearance of CMV inclusion bodies with continuing HAART and without receipt of anti-CMV treatment may suggest this to be unmasking IRIS.
Unfortunately, she continued to have recurrent episodes of pancreatitis despite the removal of the ampullary adenoma.
Fischer, "Annular pancreas associated with coexistent ampullary carcinoma in an elderly woman," Canadian Journal of Surgery, vol.
All patients showing false positive results demonstrated ampullary dilatation with contrast spill as also concluded by Karasick and others that ampullary dilatation in non-occluded tubes cannot be reliably used to make diagnosis of peritubal adhesions (22).
Twenty-one of 40 patients with colorectal cancer (52 percent) and 25 of 46 patients with cancers (54 percent) in other organs, such as pancreas, ampullary, cholangiocarcinoma, gastric, endometrial, neuroendocrine, prostate, small intestine and unknown primary responded to the drug.
This site allowed a much more reproducible quantification of the TD diameter than the terminal part, where an ampullary structure is usually formed with variable ductal size.
Such complications include rectal ampullary ulcers, rectal fissures, and fatal bleeding due to rectal trauma.
Lack, "Pathology of the pancreas, gallbladder, extrahepatic biliary tract, and ampullary region.
The type of malignancies showing peritoneal involvement were ovarian cancer in 38 (30%), colorectal cancer in 16 (13%), gallbladder cancer in 16 (13%), gastric cancer in 14 (11%), without any known primary in 11 (9%), pancreatic cancer in nine (7%), hepato-cellular cancer (HCC) in four (3%) and other cancers like cervical cancer, ampullary cancer, lymphoma, uterine cancer, vaginal cancer, pheochromocytoma, appendix mucinous carcinoma, cholangiocarcinoma and few rare carcinomas in 18 (14%).