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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Dr Carl Firth, Chief Executive Officer of ASLAN Pharmaceuticals, said: 'Our study of varlitinib is the largest clinical trial conducted to date on biliary tract cancer patients in China and we are pleased to see the data we have generated welcomed as an important insight into the treatment of BTC by a prestigious academic group like CSCO.'
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Abdominal computed tomography revealed a distended, wide, double-border gallbladder with intracystic extravasation, whereas the biliary tract appeared normal (Figure 1).
000001, the summary random effects were significant in 35 meta-analyses 31 of these found increased risk with adiposity of esophageal adenocarcinoma, multiple myeloma, and cancers of the colon, rectum, liver, biliary tract system (cancers of gallbladder, extrahepatic bile duct, and ampulla of Vater), pancreas, postmenopausal breast, endometrium, and kidney.
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According to the World Health Organisation, prolonged use of Ketamine can cause adverse physical effects, particularly urinary and biliary tract problems.
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It may help surgeons to confirm the biliary anatomy before dividing any ductal structures, and thus prevent BDI, or to confirm BDI intraoperatively.[12],[13] However, routine use of IOC is still under debate.[14],[15] Many techniques have been developed for biliary tract evaluation, such as laparoscopic ultrasonography, dye cholangiography, and near-infrared fluorescence cholangiography.[16] Many comparative studies are still ongoing to determine whether these techniques are superior in regard to safety, accessibility, ease of interpretation, and radiation exposure.
Hemobilia, in the most elemental sense, refers to the admixture of blood in bile or to blood in the biliary tract. The most common causes of hemobilia are surgical and nonsurgical trauma, malignancy, and/or cholangiovenous (or arterobiliary) fistulae.
Therefore, the structure of the bifurcation, especially the anatomy of the biliary tract, should be assessed very well before the operation, and possible ultrasonography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP), and endoscopic imaging methods should be used carefully [3, 4].