Gallbladder and Extrahepatic Bile Ducts

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The gallbladder receives bile from the liver through the hepatic ducts for storage and later release, which aids in the digestion of fats.

Gallbladder and biliary duct syntopy
Gallbladder – fundus, body and neck

Gallbladder[✎ edit | edit source]

The gallbladder consists of the: fundus, body and neck:

  • the fundus is on the inferior border of the liver,
  • the body is on the transverse colon and superior part of duodenum,
  • the neck has mucosal folds and drains into the cystic duct.

Bile Ducts[✎ edit | edit source]

  • The left and right hepatic ducts fuse to form the common hepatic duct.
  • The common hepatic duct then fuses with the cystic duct to become the common bile duct.
  • The common bile duct then joins with the pancreatic duct to form the Ampulla of Vater, which drains into the major duodenal papilla.

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Bibliography[✎ edit | edit source]

  • SNELL, Richard S. Clinical Anatomy by Regions. 8th Edition edition. 2004. ISBN 978-0-7817-6404-9.