The Digestive Accessory Organs I: The Liver and Gall Bladder

Concept: The Liver, Gall Bladder, and Bile Secretion


Problem: Choledocolithiasis is a disease caused by a gallstone (basically solid bile) lodged in the common bile duct, obstructing flow and causing bile to back-up upstream of the stone. Which of the following organs are upstream of the common bile duct and are likely to be affected in a patient with choledocolithiasis?


Problem: A 45-year-old woman with an extensive history of Crohn Disease has a length of ileum resected (surgically removed). With which of the following processes is this patient likely to have problems after this ileal resection?