Bile-duct Sentence Examples
The stent clears a passage through the bile duct to allow the bile duct to allow the bile to drain away.
This is joined by the cystic duct from the gall bladder, which then forms the common bile duct.
The stent clears a passage through the bile duct to allow the bile to drain away.
The examination may be used to locate, and in some cases remove, gallstones stuck in the bile duct.
The common bile duct then empties into a part of the small intestine called the duodenum.Advertisement
Stones in the gall-bladder should be removed by operation, as, if left, there is a great risk of their trying to escape with the bile into the intestine and thus causing a blockage of the common bile-duct, and perhaps a fatal leakage of bile into the peritoneum through a perforating ulcer of the duct.
In the meanwhile relief may be afforded by fomentations, and by morphia or chloroform, but if no prospect of the stone escaping into the intestine appears likely, the surgeon will be called upon to remove it by an incision through the gall-bladder, or the bile-duct, or through the intestine at the spot where it is trying to make its escape.
About 50 percent of bile duct replacement surgeries are successful, and the jaundice usually disappears within several weeks.
It is stored in the gallbladder and passes from the gall-bladder through the common bile duct to the top of the small intestine (duodenum) as needed to digest fat.
Biliary atresia-An obstruction or inflammation of a bile duct that causes bilirubin to back up into the liver.Advertisement