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spiral fold of cystic duct

 

Definition: a series of crescentic folds of mucous membrane in the upper part of the cystic duct, arranged in a somewhat spiral manner.

Synonym(s): plica spiralis ductus cysticiTA, Amussat valve, Heister valve, spiral valve of cystic duct, valvula spiralis

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