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Digestive System Diseases > Biliary Tract Diseases

Preferred term

Biliary Tract Diseases  


  • Topical Descriptor


  • general or unspecified; prefer specifics; biliary empyema equals EMPYEMA and BILIARY TRACT DISEASES or if of gallbladder, EMPYEMA, GALLBLADDER see CHOLECYSTITIS; inflammatory disease equals CHOLECYSTITIS or CHOLANGITIS; calculi equals BILIARY CALCULI see GALLSTONES but consider also CHOLELITHIASIS

Scope note

  • Diseases in any part of the BILIARY TRACT including the BILE DUCTS and the GALLBLADDER.

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