Bile Duct Cancer. Definition

Medical Definition: Bile Duct Cancer

Cancer that forms in the bile duct. A bile duct is a tube through which the bile (a fluid made by the liver that helps digest fats) from the liver to the gallbladder and intestine. Bile ducts are the common hepatic duct, cystic duct and common bile ducts. Bile duct cancer can be located inside the liver (intrahepatic) or outside the liver (extrahepatic).

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