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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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A prolonged blockage of any of the biliary ducts can cause severe damage to the gallbladder, liver, or pancreas.
4) Less than 60 cases of primary, well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumors arising in the biliary ducts have been described in the literature.
Biliary fistula is a common complication, but major biliary duct involvement is very rare, and occurs in 0.
A 66-year-old male initially presented in 2002 with ascending cholangitis and was found to have intrahepatic biliary duct dilatation consistent with Caroli's disease.
Bitter Almond water was given as a treatment for kidney and bladder stones, gravel in the urine and for cleansing the biliary duct and as a treatment for rabies.
The stent is already approved for use in the abdomen's biliary duct and has been approved for use in the pelvis in several international markets, the company said.
0 cm for the head, body or tail respectively; renomegaly--longitudinal renal dimension >12 cm; thickened bowel wall--wall thickness >4 mm; biliary dilatation--intrahepatic biliary ducts luminal diameter >2 mm (or if >40% of the diameter of the adjacent portal vein) or extrahepatic biliary duct luminal diameter at the porta hepatis >5 mm for patients <50 years of age (or additional 1 mm per additional decade of life).
Almost half of such patients who underwent bilioenteric anastomosis for the BDI treatment developed postoperative biliary leak due to either primary hepaticojejunostomy failure (17) or late peripheral biliary duct stenosis of ischemic origin.
After cannulation of the duodenal papilla, the catheter tip is orientated towards the bile duct and contrast media is injected with continuous fluoroscopic monitoring to define the biliary duct system.
Attention to a standardized surgical technique during laparoscopic cholecystectomy can avoid major biliary duct injuries, which seem to be more common in laparoscopic than in open cholecystectomy, Dr.
4) The rationale relies on the following: the changes in the bile composition encountered in biliary tract malignancies, synchronous and metachronous biliary and pancreatic malignancies, increased incidence of malignancies in patients with anomalous pancreatic biliary duct junctions, and the existence of mutations, especially p53, in normal appearing biliary tract mucosa adjacent to a malignancy.
2) revealed findings consistent with cholangiocarcinoma versus gallbladder cancer with biliary duct dilation and likely obstruction at the level of the cystic duct with a reported less-than-one centimeter lymph node adjacent to the pancreatic head.