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Gallbladder and Bile Ducts

  • Philip Thorek

Abstract

The hepatic diverticulum arises from the foregut, and from it the gallbladder and the extrahepatic biliary ducts develop. At first the gallbladder lies in the ventral mesentery; at the 2nd month it becomes embedded in hepatic tissue; and at a later date it assumes its superficial position. The lumina of the gall-bladder and also of the ducts is occluded by an epithelial proliferation during the 2nd month. Occasionally, the bud for the gallbladder divides, giving rise to a double or bifid organ.

Keywords

Bile Duct Hepatic Artery Cystic Duct Hepatic Duct Common Duct 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Philip Thorek
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  1. 1.Thorek Hospital and Medical CenterChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Cook County Graduate School of MedicineUSA
  3. 3.University of Illinois College of MedicineUSA
  4. 4.American College of Chest PhysiciansUSA

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