Gallbladder Location

Gallbladder Location

Many people do not know where the gallbladder is located until it screams at them.

Then they never forget.

The gallbladder is located behind the liver on the right side of the rib cage. It hits up against the under-surface of the liver.

Pain in this region is common with gallbladder problems.

The Gallbladder in Relation to Other Digestive Organs

The gallbladder is attached to a network called the biliary tree or the biliary system. This is a well-integrated and finely-orchestrated management system starting in the liver where bile is collected and shunted into small ductules and sent out through larger hepatic ducts into the common bile duct.

The common bile duct transverses the pancreas where it connects with the pancreatic duct at the ampulla of Vater. The bile and the pancreatic juices are then secreted together into the duodenal portion of the small intestine of the sphincter of Oddi.

Liver Margin with Gallbladder
Gallbladder Peeking Out Beneath the Lower Margin of the Liver