bile duct


Definition of bile duct

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

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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,, "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 The success with Perkins’ breast cancer follows reports of similar responses in patients who had advanced-stage cancers of the bile duct, colon and cervix. Melissa Healy,, "'I have definitely hit the jackpot.' Advanced breast cancer disappears after new immunotherapy," 4 June 2018 After Keith Beck died of bile duct cancer last year, family members said more than 900 people showed up to pay respects to the popular athletic director at the University of Findlay in northwestern Ohio. Jonel Aleccia, CNN, "'Rapid autopsy' races the clock to unlock mysteries of cancer," 3 May 2018

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1774, in the meaning defined above

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Medical Definition of bile duct

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

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