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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MRCP correctly diagnosed 20 of the 23 patients with ERCP-proven bile duct calculi, and 16 of the 20 patients without calculi.
10) In such a situation, where there is a history of previous cholecystectomy along with persistence or re-appearance of symptoms, but negative findings on ultrasound, it may be prudent to use other modalities such as MRCP and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) which would show the findings of a cystic lesion in the extrahepatic biliary tree, biliary sludge, common bile duct calculi and the status of the pancreas.
There is a significant decreased mean hospital stay in patients who undergo endoscopic treatment for bile duct calculi.