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Gallbladder Anatomy

Overview

The gallbladder (see the images below) is a relatively small but surgically important organ of the body. Cholecystectomy (open or laparoscopic surgical removal of the gallbladder as a treatment for stones) is one of the most common surgical procedures performed the world over.

Liver and gallbladder, anterior view.

Liver and gallbladder, anterior view.

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Liver and gallbladder, posterior view.

Liver and gallbladder, posterior view.

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Cine loop depicting a normal gallbladder. Video courtesy of Meghan Kelly Herbst, MD. Also courtesy of Yale School of Medicine, Emergency Medicine.

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