Liver & Gall bladder

Liver

The liver is the largest organ in the body. It is found high in the right upper abdomen, behind the ribs. It is a very complex organ and has many functions.

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What Is Hepatitis? -- Any type of inflammation in the liver is called hepatitis. This inflammation can be caused by many different things:.

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What is Hepatitis B? -- When cells in the body are injured by such things as chemicals or infection, the area that is hurt becomes inflamed.

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What is Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC)? -- Primary biliary cirrhosis is a disease of the bile ducts inside the liver. It progresses slowly, so patients may lead active, productive lives for many years.

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What is Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC)? -- Primary sclerosing cholangitis is a disease primarily of the bile ducts, both inside and outside the liver.

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Hepatoma: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a primary malignancy of the liver. Relatively uncommon malignant hepatic tumor; usually arises in cirrhotic liver; predominately affects males.

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This is caused by echinococcus granulose. This is transmitted to human beings by sheep/dogs. It enters the body by oral route.

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Gall Bladder

What and where is the gall bladder? --The gall bladder is a small pearshaped organ on the underside of the liver that is used to store bile. Bile is made in the liver and is stored in the gall bladder until it is needed to help the digestion of fat.

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Chronic cholecystitis (biliary colic) This is a long-term inflammation of the gall bladder and causes: sporadic pains in the middle of the upper abdomen, or just below the ribs on the right side pain.

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