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2011-02-02 00:00:48

The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation has designated February as cholangiocarcinoma awareness month. (PRWEB) February 1, 2011 The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation has designated February as cholangiocarcinoma awareness month. Several events will be taking place this month in order to raise awareness of this rare cancer. Events include fundraising for 2011's Young Investigator Award, awareness drives on Facebook and Twitter and a call on Congress. "We wanted to designate a month where our...

2010-10-26 22:27:15

CU School of Medicine researchers find link to infection Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and The Children's Hospital have taken a big step toward understanding what causes one of the most serious liver diseases in infants. The disease is called biliary atresia, It blocks the bile ducts in young infants, through which bile, crucial for digestion, flows to the small intestine. The disease is rare "“ it strikes in about one in 10,000 births. But it's...

2010-07-07 14:48:03

Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) is a cancer of the bile duct in the liver. The clear cell subtype of ICC is a rare cancer; until now, only 8 cases have been reported. The number of reports is so small that a detail description of clear cell ICC is valuable. A case report will be published on May 28, 2010 in the World Journal of Gastroenterology addresses this question. The diagnostic pathology team led by Associate Professor Dr. Hayashi at the Department of Pathology, Nagasaki...

2009-12-22 13:41:40

In the field of hepatic imaging in the context of living liver donors and before complex partial liver resections, three-dimensional imaging of the liver, hepatic vessels and bile ducts has managed to become established in some centers. In this case, in addition to visualization, the volumetry of various liver sections is of interest. Moreover, the three-dimensional reconstruction can be used preoperatively to consider various resection options and to evaluate their technical feasibility with...

2009-11-18 14:59:47

Biliary drainage is performed as a palliative treatment of hilar cholangiocarcinoma. The reduction of serum bilirubin is usually the hallmark of successful biliary drainage. However, some patients may have persistent jaundice or scanty bile output after biliary drainage. A research team, led by Dr. Chiung-Yu Chen from National Cheng Kung University retrospectively analyzed the clinical and imaging characteristics of these patients in an attempt to identify the factors related to bile output...

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2009-07-22 10:00:00

Scientists have linked an overactive response by one of the immune system's key weapons against infection "“ natural killer, or NK, cells "“ to the onset of biliary atresia in infants, a disease where blocked bile ducts can cause severe liver damage and death.Researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center also report that blocking a gene that helps NK cells attack bile duct tissues lessens damage and may be a way to treat the most common cause of chronically...

2009-06-01 07:46:36

Pancreatic cancer and bile duct cancer are difficult to diagnose and often fatal because they are discovered in the advanced stages of the disease. Researchers have developed new tests that double the ability to detect bile duct and pancreatic cancers, according to a Mayo Clinic study published in the June issue of Gastroenterology.Pancreatobiliary tumors such as bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma) and pancreatic cancer often present as strictures, or a narrowing of the duct that can either...

2009-05-28 07:30:00

Studies to be presented on safety and efficacy of SpyGlass System for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures throughout pancreatico-biliary system NATICK, Mass., May 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced that 14 abstracts and additional clinical data analyses involving the SpyGlass(R) Direct Visualization System will be presented at Digestive Disease Week(R) (DDW), which runs from May 30 to June 4 in Chicago. "The impressive number of...

2008-09-21 00:00:23

A new study finds that efforts to make sure medical residents in the United States and Canada get more rest are getting results. Researchers tracked patients who underwent gallbladder removals at a California hospital, The Toronto Globe and Mail reported. They found fewer complications in patients after 2003, when residents were limited to an 80-hour work week. Before 2003, about 1 percent of patients who underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy procedures suffered from bile duct injuries...

2008-09-03 09:00:46

FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., Sept. 3, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A new imaging system that allows physicians to examine tissue at the cellular level from inside the body may now enable them to more effectively diagnose cancer of the bile ducts, according to a new study in the September 2008 issue of the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. This cancer, medically known as cholangiocarcinoma, is one of the most difficult to detect and treat. "Accurate diagnosis and staging of cancer of the...


Latest Bile duct Reference Libraries

Liver
2013-04-30 14:18:06

The liver is the organ in charge of processing, neutralizing and excreting certain secretions for the metabolic processes. Formation and Orientation The liver is considered to be both the largest internal organ and the largest gland in the human body. It is situated just below the diaphragm, to the right of the stomach and on top of the gallbladder. There are two ways blood can travel to and from the liver: the hepatic artery and the portal vein. The hepatic artery carries blood solely...

Gallbladder
2013-03-05 14:18:48

The gall bladder is the sac-shaped organ that is the passage between the liver and intestine where bile is held. Formation and Orientation The gall bladder is relatively 8 cm by 4 cm when fully formed. The gallbladder is angled between the rectus abdominis muscle and the costal margin. It is hollow and is made up of three parts; the fundus, the body and the neck. The fundus is the part of the gallbladder that is most far from the cystic duct. This is at the same level of the...

Interventional Radiology
2013-03-04 16:18:42

Interventional radiology (IR) is a special sub-operation under general radiology. It is used to find, diagnose and treat a disease in almost every body system. The process of interventional radiology is very noninvasive to help with the recovery and outcome of the procedure. It utilizes x-rays, CT, ultrasound, MRI, and other modes of imaging in order to direct tools in the body as well as a variety of catheters, narrow tubes, so that incisions can be minimalized. How it is Performed...

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  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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