cystic duct

Pronunciation: (SIS-tik dukt)

A tube that carries bile from the gall bladder. It joins the common hepatic duct to form the common bile duct. It is part of the biliary duct system.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Caption: Anatomy of the gallbladder. The gallbladder is just below the liver. Bile is stored in the gallbladder and flows through the cystic duct and the common bile duct into the small intestine when food is being digested.

2010-07-07 Date last modified: 2010-07-08