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House, also known as House, M.D., was a critically-acclaimed American medical drama television series created by David Shore and executively produced by film director Bryan Singer. The Emmy and Peabody award-winning medical drama debuted on the FOX Network on November 16, 2004, and aired its last episode on May 21, 2012.

For eight years the show brought in people from around the globe, bringing intrigue and mystery in the form of unusual medical cases in a vein reminiscent of the mysteries solved by Sherlock Holmes. Furthermore, these cases were the catalyst for the discussion of philosophical and ethical issues and decisions, a lot of which were not left with a clear victor, but all of which revealed more and more of the character of each of the different doctors that comprised the team each year. In the end, while the team didn't completely understand (or appreciate) House's methods fully, the show gives a final hurrah as each of the members walks away with something they realize was the right thing to do after all. Although the mantra "Everybody Lies" is proven over and over again, the concept that "people never change, they only come up with better lies" is tested up until the last moments as the characters (and the show) drive off into an adventure left to the imagination.

Everything is challenged, nothing is sacred, and the most profound revelations of life can be found within the 172 hours of television given over the course of the eight seasons of pill-popping, dripping sarcasm, dark humor, and intelligent storytelling ever to grace the small screen of the living room (or large screen, if that may be the case, but then...everybody lies). This wiki is intended for your perusal to catch up, read, make new or more complete connections on various subject matter, or perhaps relive the funny if outrageous times given to us by actor Hugh Laurie and company.


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Bile duct

The common bile duct (ductus choledochus) is a tube-like anatomic structure, about 10-13 cm in length, in the human gastrointestinal tract. It is formed by the union of the common hepatic duct and the cystic duct (from the gall bladder). It is later joined by the pancreatic duct to form the ampulla of Vater. This is the narrowest point of the duct, where it narrows to an average of 6mm in diameter. There, the two ducts are surrounded by the muscular sphincter of Oddi.

When the sphincter of Oddi is closed, newly synthesized bile from the liver is forced into storage in the gall bladder. When open, the stored and concentrated bile exits into the duodenum. This conduction of bile is the main function of the common bile duct. When a person is not eating, about 25% of the bile produced by the liver passes straight into the bile duct with the rest being redirected into the gall bladder. The hormone cholecystokinin, when stimulated by a fatty meal, promotes bile secretion by increased production of hepatic bile, contraction of the gall bladder, and relaxation of the Sphincter of Oddi. Although the Sphincter of Oddi surrounds both ducts, it also contains a separate sphincter for each of the two ducts that pass through it.

Several problems can arise within the common bile duct. If clogged by a gallstone, a condition called choledocholithiasis can result. In this clogged state, the duct is especially vulnerable to an infection called ascending cholangitis. Both of these can be life threatening conditions if not treated promptly and should be treated as medical emergencies. Either the infection may spread (with the possibility of sepsis) or bilirubin may build up in the liver. A lengthy blockage can cause chronic liver disease or biliary cirrhosis. Very rare deformities of the common bile duct are cystic dilations (4 cm), choledochoceles (cystic dilation of the ampula of Vater (3–8 cm), and biliary atresia.

There are several other conditions that can result in a blockage of the duct, although gallstones are by far the most common case. These include cysts, enlargement of the lymph nodes in the porta hepatis, inflammation of the duct itself, narrowing from scarring (sclerosing cholangitis), tumors of the bile duct or pancreas, other tumors (particularly liver tumors) that have spread through the biliary tree and liver flukes. An infection can also cause a blockage, particularly if the patient is immunocompromised. This is a common complication in patients with AIDS. ....


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