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gall·blad·der

(gawl'blad-ĕr), [TA]
A pear-shaped organ on the inferior surface of the liver, in a hollow between the right lobe and the quadrate lobe; it serves as a storage reservoir for bile.

gall bladder

The small, fig-shaped bag, lying on the under side of the liver, into which bile secreted by the liver passes to be stored and concentrated. When fatty food enters the beginning of the small intestine (the DUODENUM), the gall bladder empties into it, by way of the common bile duct.

gall bladder

a bag-like reservoir (of about 50 cm3 capacity in man) that lies at the edge of the liver closest to the gut and whose function is to store bile produced by the liver. The contents of the gall bladder are squirted into a gut lumen under the influence of the hormone CHOLECYSTOKININ. See BILE and Fig. 64 .

gall bladder,

n a small pouchlike organ located beneath the liver; re-sponsible for storing bile and secreting it into the small intestine (duodenum).

Patient discussion about gall bladder

Q. how people deal with after gallbladder removal

A. REMOVE BOTH STONES & GALLBLADDER

Q. What arethe pros and cons of removingmy gallbladder due to gallstones

A. Pro - solves the problem (gallstones usually don't form in the absence of gall bladder

Cons - operation, with its complications: anesthesia, incision, hernia in the incision, infection etc.
Usually there are no chronic consequences for the absence of gallbladder.

However, this is only general advice - if you have any questions regarding this subject, you should consult a doctor (e.g. general surgeon).

You may read more here:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/MEDLINEPLUS/ency/article/002930.htm

Q. What is involved in Gall Bladder surgery?

A. If you refer to removal of the gal bladder due to stones, then it may be performed either in an open approach (using an arch-like incision in your right upper abdomen) or in a laparoscopic approach (using only three small incisions to insert devices into your abdomen). The operation itself is not long and not associated with significant problems after it.

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