gallbladder

Gallbladder

What is the gallbladder? The gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ located below the liver, in the right, upper portion of the abdomen. Doctors often describe this area as the right, upper quadrant. What does the gallbladder do? The gallbladder is a hollow organ that stores bile, a specialized fluid made in the liver. Bile …
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Chronic cholecystitis

What is chronic cholecystitis? Chronic cholecystitis is prolonged, or long-standing, inflammation of the gallbladder. It is a very common condition that is more frequently seen in young and middle-aged women. What causes chronic cholecystitis? Chronic cholecystitis is typically caused by gallstones that get stuck in the cystic duct, which is a tube that connects the …
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