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Gallbladder

   

Overview

X-ray taken during a laprasopic cholecystectomy

Clinical anatomy

Anatomy of the biliary system
Gallbladder in laparoscopy
Gallbladder in laparoscopy

Pathology

Ultrasound scan of gallbladder with stone
Opened gallbladder with stones
Opened gallbladder with stones
Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography
Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography
Gall stones as seen on plain X-ray
Multiple gallstones in the gallbladder and cystic duct.
Impacted ampulla

Clinical case

Abdominal radiograph showing porcelain gallbladder

Workbook tasks

Slide 58: Gallbladder

H/E

This specimen is a section through the gallbladder.

Identify microscopically:

  1. Lumen of the gallbladder

  2. Simple columnar epithelial cells

  3. Mucosa

  4. Muscle layer

  5. Adventitia and/or serosa

  6. Aschoff crypts (diverticula)

Draw and annotate:

A line diagram of the gallbladder.

Simple columnar epithelial cells. Also indicate the connective tissue layer that these cells rest on.

 

Reflection:
  1. How are the lateral borders of the cells determined?
  2. Where are the nuclei located and what are their shape?
  3. What is the appearance of the free surface of these cells? What is absent from the free surface of these cells?
  4. What type of epithelium lines the gallbladder?
  5. What layers form the mucosa?
  6. How are the muscle layers arranged?
  7. Adventitia and/or serosa? Explain.
 

Slides



Microscope

Low magnification

Low magnification of the gallbladder and liver
Low magnification of the gallbladder

Medium magnification

Medium magnification of the gallbladder
Medium magnification of the gallbladder

High magnification

High magnification of columnar epithelium
High magnification of the epithelium of the gallbladder
High magnification of the liver
High magnification of the epithelium of the gallbladder
High magnification of endothelium in the gallbladder
High magnification of endothelium in the gallbladder

Other

Cross section of the gallbladder

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