Gallbladder Cancer Directory
In gallbladder cancer, abnormal cells grow in the gallbladder. This condition is rare and difficult to diagnose early when there aren't many symptoms. Some symptoms you may notice are abdominal pain, bloating, itchiness, and jaundice. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how gallbladder cancer is caused, how to treat it, and much more.
Tests Used to Diagnose Gallbladder Problems
Learn about tests used to help diagnose gallbladder problems.
Your Digestive System
WebMD explains how your digestive system works.
Diagnosing Digestive Diseases with ERCP
WebMD looks at how ERCP (endoscopic retrograde of cholangiopancreatography) can be used to diagnose and treat problems of the digestive system.
Gallbladder Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI]-General Information About Gallbladder Cancer
Gallbladder cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the gallbladder. Gallbladder cancer is a rare disease in which malignant (cancer) cells are found in the tissues of the gallbladder. The gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ that lies just under the liver in the upper abdomen. The gallbladder stores bile,a fluid made by the liver to digest fat. When food ...
Slideshows & Images
Gallbladder Nuclear Medicine Scan
Courtesy of Intermountain Medical Imaging, Boise, Idaho.Figure 1 shows a normal gallbladder filling and emptying over time. Figure 2 shows a gallbladder that cannot empty normally over time. ...
Types of Surgery to Remove the Gallbladder
Illustration copyright 2003 Nucleus Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. http://www.nucleusinc.com Laparoscopic surgery to remove the gallbladder requires several small cuts (incisions). Open surgery to remove the gallbladder uses one larger incision. ...
The Gallbladder (Human Anatomy): Picture, Definition, Function, and Related Conditions
WebMD’s Gallbladder Anatomy Page provides detailed images, definitions, and information about the gallbladder. Learn about its function, location on the body, and conditions that affect the gallbladder, as well as tests and treatments for gallbladder conditions.
Abdominal Ultrasound Showing the Gallbladder
Courtesy of Intermountain Medical Imaging, Boise, Idaho.Figure 1 shows a normal gallbladder on ultrasound. Figure 2 shows a large gallstone in the gallbladder. ...