Liver and Gallbladder

What is Hepatitis? Symptoms of Acute and Chronic Hepatitis

What is Hepatitis? Hepatitis is the term for inflammation of the liver. It is a broad term that encompasses a number of inflammatory conditions caused by a variety of factors. These are either infectious or non-infectious. Leading among the infectious causes of hepatitis are viral infections (viral hepatitis). Other >> Read More ...

Bile Duct Infection (Cholangitis) and Obstruction (Stricture)

What is cholangitis? Cholangitis is the medical term for inflammation of the bile ducts. The most common cause is a bacterial infection which arises as a result of pathology within the bile ducts, usually a bile duct blockage. The bile ducts carry bile from the liver and gallbladder into the duodenum. It is also joined by >> Read More ...

Cholecystitis (Inflamed Gallbladder)

What is Cholecystitis? Cholecystitis is the medical term for inflammation of the gallbladder, the small sac that lies under the liver and stores bile. It may be acute or chronic. The most common cause of cholecystitis is due to gallstones obstructing the neck of the gallbladder or cystic duct. This is known as calculous >> Read More ...

Gallbladder Location, Anatomy, Parts, Function, Pictures

What is the gallbladder? The gallbladder is a long sac that stores bile produced by the liver. Sitting under the liver, the gallbladder controls the expulsion of bile into the duodenum plays an important role in the digestion of fats. It is not an essential organ and is often removed by a surgical procedure known as a >> Read More ...

What are Gallstones?

A gallstone is a small pebble that develops in the gallbladder often as a result of sediment from the bile. The medical term for a gallstone is a cholelith and the process of gallstone formation and the presence of gallstones in the gallbladder is known as cholelithiasis. There are some less common types of gallstones that >> Read More ...

Liver Pain Location, Symptoms, Tests and Causes

The term liver pain is often used to describe right upper quadrant pain or more specifically pain in the right hypochondrium of the abdomen. The are many causes of pain in this region but is often attributed to the liver since it occupies most of the space within this >> Read More ...
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