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Key Histology Features

Instructions: Run your mouse over the histology slide want to view. Key histology features are described. If a link is present, click to view and listen to the histology audioslide.

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(1) histology slide of gallbladder

(2) histology slide of gallbladder (labels)


All layers of the gallbladder are seen on these histology slides: advenitita, muscularis and mucosa. Simple columnar epithelium is part of the mucosa. Even at this magnification, you can see how tall the simple columnar epithelium is. Histology hint from Sarah Bellham: gallbladder has the tallest simple columnar epithelium in the world!