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Is there any other option then transplantation for shrunken liver?

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Dr. Roberto Saez
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: Im assuming the "shrunken liver" is a product of cirrhosis and unfortunately there is no cure and they liver cannot regenerate itself so a transplant is likely the only option if that has been presented.
Dr. Amy Friedman
Transplant Surgery 40 years experience
No if from cirrhosis: Cirrhosis, or scarring of the liver, is probably what made it shrink. Once the liver functions begin to fail - poor synthesis of proteins and poor processing of metabolic byproducts - a replacement liver will be required for long term survival. Unfortunately, today there are no other options.

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