Bile duct cancer

What is Bile duct cancer?

Bile duct cancer meaning 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).

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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