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Description: This 3D medical animation shows a gallbladder removal surgery, or cholecystectomy. The animation begins by showing the normal anatomy of the liver and gallbladder. Over time, gallstones form within the gallbladder, blocking the cystic duct, and causing the gallbladder to become enlarged and inflamed. As a result, the gallbladder will be dissected from the liver and removed from the body.

Last Updated: Feb 20th, 2011