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