bile duct cancer

bile duct cancer
Cancer that forms in a bile duct. A bile duct is a tube that carries bile (fluid made by the liver that helps digest fat) between the liver and gallbladder and the intestine. Bile ducts include the common hepatic, cystic, and common bile ducts. Bile duct cancer may be found inside the liver (intrahepatic) or outside the liver (extrahepatic).

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  • stage IV extrahepatic bile duct cancer — Cancer has spread to lymph nodes and/or organs far away from the extrahepatic bile duct …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • extrahepatic bile duct cancer — A rare cancer that forms in the part of the bile duct that is outside the liver. The bile duct is the tube that collects bile from the liver and joins a duct from the gallbladder to form the common bile duct, which carries bile into the small… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • stage I extrahepatic bile duct cancer — Stage I is divided into stage IA and IB. In stage IA, cancer is found only in the bile duct. In stage IB, cancer has spread through the wall of the bile duct …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • stage II extrahepatic bile duct cancer — Stage II is divided into stage IIA and IIB. In stage IIA, cancer has spread to the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, and/or to either the right or left branches of the hepatic artery or of the portal vein (major blood vessels that carry blood to the… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • stage III extrahepatic bile duct cancer — Cancer has spread to (1) the portal vein (blood vessel that carries blood to the liver) or to both branches; or (2) the hepatic artery (blood vessel that carries blood to the liver); or (3) other nearby organs or tissues, such as the colon,… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • Bile duct — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = GraySubject = GrayPage = Caption = Digestive system diagram showing the bile duct Caption2 = An intraoperative cholangiogram, which is an X Ray of the bile ducts during a laprascopic cholecystectomy System …   Wikipedia

  • bile duct — A tube through which bile passes in and out of the liver …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • extrahepatic bile duct — The part of the common hepatic bile duct (tube that collects bile from the liver) that is outside the liver. This duct joins a duct from the gallbladder to form the common bile duct, which carries bile into the small intestine when food is being… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • stage 0 extrahepatic bile duct carcinoma in situ — Abnormal cells are found in the innermost layer of tissue lining the extrahepatic bile duct. These abnormal cells may become cancer and spread into nearby normal tissue …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • intrahepatic bile duct — A bile duct that passes through and drains bile from the liver …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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