bile duct

noun

Definition of bile duct

: a duct by which bile passes from the liver or gallbladder to the duodenum

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When Payton fell ill with bile duct cancer and other ailments, Suhey helped to care for him. Will Larkin, chicagotribune.com, "Ranking the 100 best Bears players ever: No. 92, Matt Suhey," 6 June 2019 But a microwave ablation surgery last year to remove two tumors from her liver went terribly wrong, leaving a fist-sized hole in her liver and destroying her bile ducts. Wayne Drash, CNN, "Her only chance at life is a new liver, but her insurer said no. Then she wrote a powerful plea to the CEO," 13 May 2018 Stefansson was diagnosed with bile duct cancer in 2016. Fox News, "'LazyTown' actor Stefan Karl Stefansson dies at 43," 22 Aug. 2018 Cholestasis is a condition that occurs when there’s an issue with the flow of bile (a digestive fluid) in the body, and it can be tied to certain liver or pancreatic diseases or occur when there’s a problem with the bile duct. Ratika Gupta, SELF, "An Allergist Explains Why You Might Be Itchy All Over, Even Though You Don’t Have a Rash," 13 Sep. 2018 The disease, which causes the bile ducts to scar up, follows a highly variable and unpredictable course. New York Times, "What Do I Owe My Sociopathic Sibling?," 2 July 2018 Providing the highest quality care to all Americans would also eliminate 32% of deaths due to colorectal cancer, saving 8,952 lives per year, and 50% of cancers of the liver and bile duct, saving 8,433 lives per year. Karen Kaplan, latimes.com, "A plan to prevent more than 1 in 5 cancer deaths, without having to invent any new treatments," 10 July 2018 In the new study, the researchers first used pCLE on cancer patients who were undergoing surgery to remove the pancreas and the bile duct. Rachael Rettner, Scientific American, "Meet Your Interstitium, A Newfound “Organ”," 27 Mar. 2018 In addition to breast cancer, Dr. Rosenberg has seen regressions in patients with several other types of cancers including bile duct, colon, and cervical cancer. Thomas M. Burton, WSJ, "Novel Immunotherapy Method Led to Complete Regression of Breast Cancer in Patient," 4 June 2018

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1774, in the meaning defined above

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bile duct

noun

Medical Definition of bile duct

: a duct by which bile passes from the liver or gallbladder to the duodenum

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