The Liver and Pancreas
• The liver is located at the upper right quadrant
of the abdomen.
• The liver filters blood either with or without
harmful substances. Converts glucose to
glycogen and creates certain amino acids for
• It is reddish brown, with 4 lobes.
• It is 21-22.5 cm wide and 15-17.5 cm long.
• The pancreas is located in the bottom right
quadrant of the abdomen.
• The pancreas produces insulin and other
pancreatic juices to help break down food so it
can be absorbed by the body.
• The pancreas is about 6 inches long (15 cm)
What Connects with the Liver
The gall bladder connects with liver. It stocks the
bile produced by the Liver. If there was no
liver the body could have no bile or clean
blood. And it would be harder to digest fats.
What connects with the Panceras
Can you live without it?
No you can’t live without your liver or pancreas,
but you can have it transplanted.
Cholestasis is reduction or stoppage of bile flow.
• Disorders of the liver, bile duct, or pancreas can
• The skin whites and the eyes look yellow, the skin
itches, and urine is dark.
• Laboratory and often imaging tests are needed to
identify the cause of cholestasis.
• Treatment depends on the cause, but drugs can
help relieve itching.
• Pancreatitis causes inflammation in the
pancreas which does not allow the insulin to
get to the small intestine. Symptoms include
nausea and vomiting. Having pancreatitis can
lead to permanent tissue damage.