The Anatomy of the Gallbladder

  • James G. McNulty


The gallbladder is a pear-shaped sac lying in a fossa on the visceral surface of the liver (Fig. 1.1). The size and shape of the organ vary with its physiological activity. Anatomically, it has three parts: fundus, body and neck. Between the neck and the body lies the infundibulum with an indefinite pouch (Hartmann’s pouch) on its posteromedial surface.


Common Bile Duct Cystic Duct Acute Cholecystitis Hepatic Duct Gallbladder Wall 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James G. McNulty
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  1. 1.Diagnostic RadiologyUniversity of Dublin St. Jame’s HospitalDublin 8Ireland

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