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2. General Anatomy of the Gallbladder

The gallbladder sits in the upper right region of the abdomen. More specifically, it lies within a shallow depression between two parts of the liver. Surrounded by peritoneum—the membrane of the abdominal cavity—the gallbladder eventually tapers at the neck to form the cystic duct. It is connected to the common hepatic duct, and the two come together to form the common bile duct, which extends to the small intestine.

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