NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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distal extrahepatic bile duct
(DIS-tul EK-struh-heh-PA-tik bile dukt)
The last part of a duct (tube) called the extrahepatic bile duct. It is outside the liver and carries bile from the liver and gallbladder to the small intestine. The distal extrahepatic bile duct starts where the ducts from the liver and gallbladder join to form the common bile duct. It passes through the pancreas into the small intestine. The distal extrahepatic bile duct is part of the biliary system.