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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 .

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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Now-a-days, there has been an increasing trend towards subtotal cholecystectomy and general acceptance is higher due to higher incidence of complications in difficult gall bladder. [3] Although, the results are satisfactory, postoperative bile leak is a problem in subtotal cholecystectomy.
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Animal parts, like American black bear gall bladders, paws, claws and meat are considered wildlife under both the Lacey Act and North Carolina law and under North Carolina law, it is illegal for anyone to possess for sale or buy any bear or bear parts.
In this report, a duplicate gall bladder was diagnosed at laparoscopy, having been erroneously diagnosed on ultrasonography as a dilated common bile duct with choledocholithiasis.
Ten (47.6%) of the male patients developed empyema or gangrene of the gall bladder as a complication of acute cholecystitis.
Nowadays, there are many unresolved disputable questions in the treatment of liver and gall bladder. The high prevalence of cholelithiasis and appearance of new surgical technologies indicate the problem of treatment of the diseases of the gall bladder and bile ducts as very important in the current surgery (Ermolov et al., 1997; Yarosh and Romanov 2008).
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Wild ginseng fetches as much as $365 per pound on the black market, and a gallon of gall bladder bile from black bears yields as much as $3,000.
The Japan Wildlife Conservation Society said it surveyed 128 Chinese herbal medicine stores in the nation from October 2000 to this month, and found nearly 80% of them were dealing in bear gall bladders.
Some defenders of the practice consider it a necessary evil, saying that by keeping some bears in captivity to meet the demand for bile, fewer wild bears will be killed for their gall bladders. However, the cruelty involved in bear farming cannot be dismissed.
On the other hand, Asian bears, currently included in CITES Appendix I, are indeed believed to be threatened by the international trade in their gall bladders for traditional medicinal use.