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Human Gall Bladder

The gallbladder (gall-bladder, gallbladder) and bile ducts laid open. (Spalteholz.)

  • The gall bladder is a conical or pear-shaped musculomembranous sac
  • lodged in a fossa on the under surface of the right lobe of the liver
  • extending from near the right extremity of the porta to the anterior border of the organ
  • 7 to 10 cm. in length, 2.5 cm. in breadth at its widest part, and holds from 30 to 35 c.c.
  • divided into a fundus, body, and neck.
    • fundus, or broad extremity, is directed downward, forward, and to the right, and projects beyond the anterior border of the liver
    • body and neck are directed upward and backward to the left
  • upper surface of the gall-bladder is attached to the liver by connective tissue and vessels
  • under surface is covered by peritoneum, which is reflected on to it from the surface of the liver
  • Occasionally the whole of the organ is invested by the serous membrane, and is then connected to the liver by a kind of mesentery.



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Reference

Gray H. Anatomy of the human body. (1918) Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger.


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current02:05, 8 July 2011Thumbnail for version as of 02:05, 8 July 2011349 × 700 (55 KB)S8600021 (talk | contribs)==Human Gall Bladder== * The gall-bladder is a conical or pear-shaped musculomembranous sac * lodged in a fossa on the under surface of the right lobe of the liver * extending from near the right extremity of the porta to the anterior border of the organ