|Branches:||Left hepatic, right hepatic and cystic ducts|
|Insertion:||Bile papilla of duodenum|
|Arterial supply:||Hepatic artery and its branch cystic artery|
|Venous drainage:||Cystic vein and portal vein|
|Lymphatic drainage:||Hepatic glands including the cystic gland|
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Normal common bile duct diameter between 5-8mm. Allowance for a larger diameter is sometimes accepted in older patients. The diameter of the duct may increase or decrease following cholecystectomy, but the change is generally not significant.
- ↑ Daradkeh S, Tarawneh E, Al-Hadidy A. Factors affecting common bile duct diameter. Hepato-gastroenterology. 2005 Nov-Dec; 52(66):1659-61.
- ↑ Wedmann B, Börsch G, Coenen C, Paassen A. Effect of cholecystectomy on common bile duct diameters: a longitudinal prospective ultrasonographic study. Journal of clinical ultrasound : JCU. 1988 Nov-Dec; 16(9):619-24.
- ↑ Feng B, Song Q. Does the common bile duct dilate after cholecystectomy? Sonographic evaluation in 234 patients. AJR. American journal of roentgenology. 1995 Oct; 165(4):859-61.