Salivary Glands PancreasEsophagus LiverGallbladder Ascending Colon
Ileum Rectum AppendixPancreasStomach Transverse ColonDescending Colon Cecum Parotid Gland Sublingual Gland
Submandibular Gland Coronary LigamentCystic Duct DuodenumFalciform Ligament Pons
Gallbladder Hepatic Duct Pancreatic Duct Common Bile Duct Parotid Gland Sublingual GlandSubmandibular Gland
Right Hepatic Duct
The purpose of right hepatic duct is to transport bile from right quadrant of liver to small intestine to aid in digestion process. Bile contains bile salts and cholesterol which helps in the digestion of fats. The bile collected by both hepatic ducts i.e. right and left hepatic duct, which then drains into the common hepatic duct. Common hepatic duct then combines with the cystic duct to form the common bile duct. Common bile duct combines with pancreatic duct and in this way both hepatic secretions and pancreatic secretions find their way to the small intestine.
Persistent inflammation, gall stones or tumor can cause the constriction or obstruction of right hepatic which blocks the flow of bile from liver into intestine, leading to accumulation of bilirubin (breakdown product of hemoglobin present within bile) in blood. This culminates in condition called jaundice in which there is yellowish pigmentation of skin, eyes and mucous membranes.