Blocked Bile Duct Anatomy
To better understand biliary atresia, it helps to understand the anatomy of the gallbladder and biliary tract.
The gallbladder is located in the upper right-hand portion of the abdomen. It is just under the ribcage. This hollow organ acts as a storage site for bile that is made in the liver. Bile flows into the upper intestine to aid digestion via a tube called the common bile duct.
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