Biliary System: Anatomy And Functions Quiz!

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Biliary System: Anatomy And Functions Quiz!

Do you know what the anatomy and function of the biliary system is? It consists of organs and ducts, the liver, gallbladder, and other related structures involved in the manufacture and transportation of bile. Bile is the waste products in the body that are excreted. Bile is comprised of electrolytes, water, bile acids, cholesterol, and phospholipids. This informative quiz should not be wasted, as you could use it to study for an exam.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The biliary system transports bile, which is continually produced by the _____________ _____________ ___________ (_______________) to the _______________ where it aids in digestion.
  • 2. 
    The branches of the intrahepatic biliary tree converge to form a right and left __________ duct which joins to form the _______________ ______________ _____________.
  • 3. 
    The common hepatic duct joins with the _____________ duct to form the _____________ ___________ _____________.
  • 4. 
    The CBD passes ________________ and ________________ to the pancreatic head where it joins the ______________ duct which together empty into the duodenum.
  • 5. 
    The gallbladder is located in the _________, and is pear shaped.
  • 6. 
    The gallbladder is an ____________________ sac, measuring approximately _____(#)  - _____(#) cm long and ____(#) cm transversely.
  • 7. 
    The normal gallbladder wall thickness is <___(#) cm.
  • 8. 
    The gallbladder wall is measured on its ___________ surface, leading edge to leading edge.
  • 9. 
    Another name for the pancreatic duct is _____________ duct.
  • 10. 
    An enlarged gallbladder is also called ______________.
  • 11. 
    The gallbladder lies in a fossa on the _____________ surface of the liver, at the __________ end of the main lobar fissure between the righ and left lobes.
  • 12. 
    The ____________ _______________ ______________ is an important landmark in locating the gallbladder especially when the gallbladder is contracted, contains no bile, or is completely filled with stones or sludge.
  • 13. 
    Name the three parts of the gallbladder, from the fullest part to the narrowest.
  • 14. 
    This part of the gallbladder is the fullest most distal part of the gallbladder that usually projects below the inferior margin of the liver.
  • 15. 
    This part of the gallbladder is the area in between the fundus and the neck.
  • 16. 
    This part of the gallbladder is the narrowest portion located just to the right of the porta hepatis. It tapers to form the cystic duct.
  • 17. 
    Name the layers of the gallbladder wall from the innermost layer to the outermost.
  • 18. 
    This layer of the gallbladder wall is the innermost wall made up of simple columnar epithelium
  • 19. 
    This layer of the gallbladder wall is connective tissue.
  • 20. 
    This layer of the gallbladder wall is smooth muscle that contracts in response to cholecystokinin.
  • 21. 
    This layer of the gallbladder wall is the outermost layer of visceral peritoneum
  • 22. 
    _____________ _______________ is a small sac located in the neck of the gallbladder. Stones and sludge commonly collect here.
  • 23. 
    _____________ _______________ is the most common variant of the gallbladder. It is a fold between the neck and body, and may appear as septations in the gallbladder.
  • 24. 
    A ________________ ______________ is a fold in the fundal portion of the gallbladder causing the fundus to lie over the body.
  • 25. 
    A ______________ gallbladder is rare, and is a fold in the gallbladder that projects into the lumen.
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