News tagged with gallbladder

Study finds gallbladder surgery can wait

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, a minimally invasive procedure to remove the gallbladder, is one of the most common abdominal surgeries in the U.S. Yet medical centers around the country vary in their approaches to the procedure ...

Sep 23, 2014
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Gallbladder surgery risks studied

(Medical Xpress) -- Elderly patients having gallbladder surgery may be more at risk depending on where they are treated.

Jun 29, 2012
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Adjuvant therapy shows promise in biliary tract cancer

(HealthDay) -- For patients with biliary tract cancers, postresection adjuvant therapy with chemotherapy or chemoradiotherapy appears to be beneficial in treating patients with biliary tract cancers, with ...

Apr 27, 2012
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Gallbladder

In vertebrates the gallbladder (cholecyst, gall bladder, Biliary Vesicle) is a small organ that aids mainly in fat digestion and concentrates bile produced by the liver. In humans the loss of the gallbladder is usually easily tolerated.

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