Vesícula biliar

La vesícula biliar es un saco muscular ubicado debajo del hígado. Se encarga de almacenar y concentrar la bilis producida en el hígado que no se necesita de inmediato para la digestión. La bilis se libera de la vesícula biliar al intestino delgado en respuesta al alimento. El conducto pancreático se une al conducto biliar común en el intestino delgado para agregar enzimas que participan en la digestión.Vesícula biliar

Revision

Last reviewed 8/11/2011 by Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; and George F. Longstreth, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, San Diego, California. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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