The gallbladder is a small sac under the liver that stores and concentrates bile, a fluid that helps the body digest fats. After a meal, the gallbladder contracts and releases bile through the common bile duct into the small intestine.
Current as ofNovember 7, 2018
Author: Healthwise Staff Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Brian O'Brien, MD, FRCPC - Internal Medicine Howard B. Schaff, MD - Diagnostic Radiology
Medical Review:Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Brian O'Brien, MD, FRCPC - Internal Medicine & Howard B. Schaff, MD - Diagnostic Radiology