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Gall Bladder

Gall bladder conditions :: Gall bladder stones :: Bile duct stones :: Gall stone surgery

Gall Bladder Conditions

Gallbladder is a pear shaped organ situated below liver which stores bile produced by the liver. Bile is a watery, yellow-green fluid made by liver to digest fat.

Functions of gallbladder include:

  • Concentration and storage of bile
  • Release of bile into the small intestine
  • Enzyme secretion to aid in fat digestion

Types of gall bladder diseases

  • Cholecystitis: It is the inflammation of the gall bladder that causes severe abdominal pain. It results from a gallstone blocking the flow of bile
  • Cholelithiasis: presence of one or more stones in the gallbladder
  • Acalculous gallbladder disease: It is a inflammatory disease of the gallbladder which is not associated with gallstones
  • Gangrenous gallbladder: Gangrene is death of tissue caused by poor blood supply. Inflammation of the gallbladder caused by the blockage of bile by gall stones, can lead to gangrenous gallbladder
  • Gallbladder polyps: Gall bladder polyps are the growth of the tissue that protrude from the lining of the gallbladder
  • Sclerosing cholangitis: It is a chronic liver disease caused by progressive inflammation, scarring and destruction of the bile ducts inside and outside of the liver
  • Congenital defects of the gall bladder
  • Tumors of gallbladder
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