choledocho-, choledoch- +

(Greek: choledochos, from chole, "bile" + dechomai, "to receive"; the common bile duct or tube; conveying bile; containing bile, which is a yellow-green fluid that is made by the liver, stored in the gallbladder, and passes through the common bile duct into the first section of the small intestine or duodenum where it helps to digest fat)

choledochal
A reference to the common bile duct.
choledochectasia
Distention (expanding) of the common bile duct.
choledochectomy
Surgical removal of a part of the common bile duct.

The common bile duct is a tube for the passage of excretions or secretions that carries bile from the liver and gallbladder to the duodenum (first part of the small intestine).

The excision may be performed for neoplastic, traumatic, or inflammatory disease, and it is associated in most cases with a choledochoenterostomy.

choledochitis
Inflammation of the common bile duct.
choledochocholedochostomy
A medical operation joining the divided parts of the common bile duct.
choledochoduodenostomy
The surgical formation of a passage between the common bile duc and the duodenum (the first section of the small intestine, just below the stomach).
choledochoenterostomy
1. Establishing a communication, other than the natural one, between the common bile duct and a part of the intestine.
2. The surgical formation of a passage between the common bile duct and the small intestine.
choledochogastrostomy
A surgical procedure to create an opening between the common bile duct and the stomach.

It may also result spontaneously from trauma, neoplasm (abnormal new mass of tissue), or an inflammatory disease, but such occurrences are rare.

choledochogram
A roentgenogram, or X-ray recording, obtained during a choledochography.
choledochography
Radiographic examination of the common bile duct after the administration of a radiopaque substance or medium.
choledochohepatostomy
The surgical procedure which creates an opening between the common bile duct and some part of the intrahepatic (within the liver) biliary tree (bile ducts and gallbladder).
choledochoileostomy
A surgical procedure to create an opening between the common bile duct and the distal part of the small bowel.
choledochojejunostomy
1. The anastomosis (connection of normally separate parts) between the common bile duct and the jejunum (part of the small intestine).
2. The surgical opening of communication between the common bile duct and the proximal (nearest) part of the small bowel or intestine.
choledocholith
A calculus, or stone, in the common bile duct.
choledocholithiasis
The presence of a gallstone in the common bile duct.