MR imaging of the gallbladder: a pictorial essay.

  title={MR imaging of the gallbladder: a pictorial essay.},
  author={Onofrio Antonio Catalano and Dushyant V. Sahani and Sanjeeva Prasad Kalva and Matthew S Cushing and Peter F. Hahn and J. J. Mason Brown and Robert R. Edelman},
  journal={Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc},
  volume={28 1},
  pages={135-55; quiz 324}
The gallbladder serves as the repository for bile produced in the liver. However, bile within the gallbladder may become supersaturated with cholesterol, leading to crystal precipitation and subsequent gallstone formation. The most common disorders of the gallbladder are related to gallstones and include symptomatic cholelithiasis, acute and chronic cholecystitis, and carcinoma of the gallbladder. Other conditions that can affect the gallbladder include biliary dyskinesia (functional… CONTINUE READING
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