Drummer Tommy Ramone, the last survival of the influential punk rock band the Ramones has died. Born Erdélyi Tamás, in Budapest, Hungary, Tommy Ramone was the drummer for the band from 1974 to 1978, and co-produced the band’s first three albums. He had been battling bile duct cancer, and succumbed while in hospice care.
The Ramones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002. Among the Ramones best-known songs were “I Wanna Be Sedated,” “Teenage Lobotomy,” “Sheena Is a Punk Rocker,” “Blitzkrieg Bop” and “Beat on The Brat.”
Johnny Ramone, whose birth name was John Cummings, died in 2004 of prostate cancer. Joey Ramone, whose real name is Jeff Hyman, died in 2001 of lymphatic cancer. Dee Dee Ramone, whose real name is Douglas Colvin, died from a drug overdose in 2002.
Here’s my favorite Ramones song. ENJOY!
The extrahepatic bile duct is made up of two parts:
The extrahepatic bile duct is part of a network of ducts (tubes) that connect the liver, gallbladder, and small intestine. This network begins in the liver where many small ducts collect bile (a fluid made by the liver to break down fats during digestion). The small ducts come together to form the right and left hepatic ducts, which lead out of the liver. The two ducts join outside the liver and form the common hepatic duct. Bile from the liver passes through the hepatic ducts, common hepatic duct and cystic duct and is stored in the gallbladder.
When food is being digested, bile stored in the gallbladder is released and passes through the cystic duct to the common bile duct and into the small intestine.
2. Having colitis or certain liver diseases can increase the risk of extrahepatic bile duct cancer.
3. Signs and symptoms of extrahepatic bile duct cancer include:
4. Tests that examine the bile duct and liver are used to detect (find) and diagnose extrahepatic bile duct cancer.
5. Certain factors affect prognosis (chance of recovery) and treatment options:
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