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Ampulla of Vater
Small opening in the duodenum in which the pancreatic and common bile duct enter to release secretions
Hormone secreted into the blood by the mucosa of the upper small intestine; stimulates contraction of the gallbladder and pancreatic secretion of enzymes
Common bile duct
Extends from the point where the common hepatic duct meets the cystic duct; drains into the duodenum after it joins with the main pancreatic duct
Small part of the gallbladder that lies near the cystic duct where stones may collect
Excessive bilirubin accumulation causes yellow pigmentation of the skin; first seen in the whites of the eyes
Cancer at the bifurcation of the hepatic ducts; may cause asymmetric obstruction of the billary tree
Positive sign implies exquisite tenderness over the area of the gallbladder upon palpation
Travels horizontally through the pancreas to join the common bile duct at the Ampula of Vater
Central area of the liver where the portal vein, common duct, and hepatic artery enter
Low-level echoes found along the posterior margin of the gallbladder; move with change in position
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