cholangiopancreatography (s) (noun)
, cholangiopancreatographies (pl)
Radiographic examination of the bile ducts and pancreas: Cholangiopancreatography
is a technique that combines the use of endoscopy and fluoroscopy to diagnose and treat certain problems of the biliary or pancreatic ductal systems.
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, or ERCP, is a procedure to diagnose and treat problems in the liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, and pancreas.
Cholangiopancreatography combines X-ray and the use of an endoscope or a long, flexible, lighted tube to get the medical results.
Incision into a bile duct or any of the canals or passageways that conduct bile.
There are three canals or ducts: the hepatic duct drains bile from the liver; and the cystic duct is an extension of the gallbladder and conveys bile out of that organ.
These two ducts may be thought of as branches that drain into the third duct, the common bile duct, a kind of "trunk", which passes through the wall of the small intestine at the duodenum and joins with the pancreatic duct to form the hepatopancreatic ampulla (cavity in the major duodenal papilla or small elevations [major and minor] on the mucosa of the duodenum into which the common bile duct and the pancreatic duct open).
Inflammation of a bile duct.
cholecystangiography (s) (noun)
, cholecystangiographies (pl)
A radiographic examination of the gallbladder and the bile ducts after an injection of a contrast medium.
1. Cartilaginous elements in an angioma, a form of tumor, usually benign, consisting principally of blood vessels (hemangioma) or lymph vessels (lymphangioma).
2. A benign mesenchymoma (tumor of mixed mesenchymal tissue or the meshwork of embryonic connective tissue) containing cartilaginous and angiomatous elements.
Motion pictures of the passage of a contrast medium through chambers of the heart and great vessels.
Amply supplied with vessels.
1. An organ or a cell in which gametes are produced.
2. An organ or body bearing gametes, as in mosses and liverworts.
A reproductive polyp of a colonial hydroid, giving rise asexually to medusa buds.
A cell within which gonidia (the algal, or alga, cell part of the thallus of a lichen) are formed.
An female organ or cell in which gametes are produced
A rare malignant tumor of vascular origin, formed by proliferation of endothelial tissue lining irregular vascular channels; it usually occurs in the skin, soft tissues, breast, or liver
1. A benign, slowly growing, cerebellar neoplasm composed of capillary-forming endothelial cells.
2. A benign blood vessel tumor of the cerebellum, spinal cord, or retina, consisting of proliferated blood vessel cells and angioblasts.
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