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How?Does ?Gallbladder disease affect the liver?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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In brief: Indirectly

Gallstones may sometimes exit the gallbladder(gb) and get stuck within the bile ducts that connect the liver to the intestine.
This may block the liver, leading to jaundice and infections (cholangitis). Furthermore, the gb is attached to the undersurface of the liver; if the gb is inflamed, the liver can secondarily become inflamed, transiently affecting liver function.

In brief: Indirectly

Gallstones may sometimes exit the gallbladder(gb) and get stuck within the bile ducts that connect the liver to the intestine.
This may block the liver, leading to jaundice and infections (cholangitis). Furthermore, the gb is attached to the undersurface of the liver; if the gb is inflamed, the liver can secondarily become inflamed, transiently affecting liver function.
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