Gallbladder Fossa

Gallbladder Fossa

The Common Vein Copyright 2008


The gallbladder fossa is the area and space on the hepatic side of the gallbladder structurally characterised by its free of peritoneal covering functionally characterised by support of gallbladderr by attaching to liver part of liver capsule support structures common diseases include extension of liver processes but edematous acute cholecystitis hepatitis right heart failure clinical presentation pain if capsule involved diagnostic studies include US, CT, MRI treatment is commonly by surgery laparoscopic surgery

Whole Mount

00139c01s gallbladder histology normal gallbladder fossa free wall peritoneal lining whole mount mucosa histology Courtesy Ashley Davidoff MD copyright 2008

Arteries, Veins and Lymphatics in the Gallbladder Fossa

00140 gallbladder wall gallbladder fossa normal artery duct liver interface histopathology

Lymphatic Vessels in the Gallbladder Fossa

00141 gallbladder wall gallbladder fossa normal lymphatics liver interface histopathology

Gallbladder fossa

  HIV positive patient with known pancreatitis and a fever 41249c Courtesy Ashley Davidoff MD code pancreas pseudocysts code gallbladder fx fluid in the fossa imaging radiology CTscan inflammation infection(Image courtesy of Ashley Davidoff M.D.)

Direct Invasion into the Liver and Bile Duct Obstruction

16254c03.8s gallbladder anterior wall liver invasion space occupatopn obstruction bile ducts aggressive gallbladder carcinoma complicated by direct invasion metastasis liver windows narroe windws tumor settings gallbladder fossa GBF CTscan Courtesy Ashley Davidoff copyright 2008

Dystrophic Calcification – Carcinoma of the Gallbladder Extending into the Gallbladder Fossa

24404c.8s 75 female gallbladder calcification adjacent mass in the liver local invasion into the gallbladder fossa dystrophic calcification probably mucinous adenocarcinoma of the gallbladder carcinoma stones cholelithiasis hydronephrosis

 Sclerosing Cholangitis

25187c.8s 29 female with obstructive jaundice bile ducts thickened heterogeneous ulcerative colitis sclerosing cholangitis gallbladder dilated fluid in gallbladder fossa distended CTscan Courtesy Ashley DAvidoff MD copyright 2008

Distended Gallbladder Due to Sclerosing Cholangitis

04202 bile duct + sclerosing cholangitis ulcerative colitis gallbladder enlarged obstructed cholestasis
Gallbladder fossa
  (Image courtesy of Ashley Davidoff M.D.)
Gallbladder fossa
  (Image courtesy of Ashley Davidoff M.D.)

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