Bile Duct, Intrahepatic, Anatomy

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Title: Bile Duct, Intrahepatic, Anatomy
Description: Anatomy of the intrahepatic bile duct; drawing shows the liver, intrahepatic bile ducts, right and left hepatic ducts, gallbladder, pancreas, and small intestine. An inset shows a cross section of a liver lobule with a network of bile ductules leading into a bile duct.

Anatomy of the intrahepatic bile ducts. Intrahepatic bile ducts are a network of small tubes that carry bile inside the liver. The smallest ducts, called ductules, come together to form the right hepatic bile duct and the left hepatic bile duct, which drain bile from the liver. Bile is stored in the gallbladder and is released when food is being digested.

Anatomy of the intrahepatic bile ducts.
Topics/Categories: Anatomy -- Digestive/Gastrointestinal System
Type: Color, Medical Illustration (JPEG format)
Source: National Cancer Institute
Creator: Terese Winslow (Illustrator)
AV Number: CDR765897
Date Created: December 20, 2021
Date Added: December 4, 2015
Reuse Restrictions: Yes - This image is copyright protected. Any use of this image is subject to prevailing copyright laws. U.S. Government has reuse rights. Please contact the rights holder of this image for permission requests.

Rights holder: Terese Winslow