distal bile duct

Definition of distal bile duct cancer

distal bile duct cancer

(DIS-tul bile dukt KAN-ser)
Cancer that forms in the area where the ducts from the liver and gallbladder join to form the common bile duct, which passes through the pancreas into the small intestine. Bile ducts carry bile from the liver and gallbladder to the small intestine. Distal bile duct cancer is a type of extrahepatic bile duct cancer.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms