Bile duct - Ductus choledochus

Description

The common bile duct (ductus choledochus) is formed by the union of cystic adn common hepatic ducts and ending in the duodenum on the major duodenal papille.

In carnivores, as they don't have a common hepatic duct, the cystic duct joints directly the different lobar hepatic ducts. Therefore, the common bile duct (ductus choledochus) may simply termed "bile duct".


Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS
Illustrated Veterinary Anatomical Nomenclature - 3rd edittion - Gheorghe M. Constantinescu, Oskar Schaller - Enke
Veterinary Anatomy of Domestic Mammals: Textbook and Colour Atlas, Sixth Edition - Horst Erich König, Hans-Georg Liebich - Schattauer - ISBN-13: 978-3794528332

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