• gallbladder
  • The duct formed by the union of the cystic duct and the hepatic duct that carries bile from the liver and the gallbladder to the duodenum. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • The pancreatic duct (of Wirsung) extends through the length of the gland and empties into the duodenum at the hepatopancreatic ampulla (of Vater) through which the common bile duct from the liver and gallbladder also enters the duodenum. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • For example, when minimally-invasive removal of the diseased gallbladder was developed a couple of decades ago, one of the theoretical concerns was injury to the common bile duct by laparoscopic instruments. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • The current Fascicle contains new information accumulated during the last ten years on tumors and tumor-like lesions of the gallbladder, extrahepatic bile ducts and Vaterian system. (servertrust.com)
  • Because of the increasing number of laparoscopic cholecystectomies and Whipple procedures performed, surgical pathologists now have the opportunity to examine more cancer precursors, early cancers, and adenomas of the gallbladder, extrahepatic bile ducts and ampulla of Vater than previously. (servertrust.com)