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gall + bladder
There is no gallbladder, and the biliary duct enters the duodenum about 6 in.
It is stored in the gallbladder and passes from the gall-bladder through the common bile duct to the top of the small intestine (duodenum) as needed to digest fat.
Nowadays the gallbladder is usually removed by keyhole surgery and the operation is called a laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
As this does not remove the diseased gallbladder, an operation may still be required.
It occurs when high cholesterol levels cause gallstones to develop in the gallbladder.
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