A 43-year-old member asked:
Has anyone else had a liver resection and lived a long time?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: Depends on why the surgery is being performed. Cancer surgery has an about 25% survival over 5 years. Other conditions such as large cysts or infections can have a full normal life. Also some people will donate a portion of their liver for living donor liver transplant, and the donor of a portion of their liver has a normal life expectancy too.
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Surgical Oncology 20 years experience
Yes!: Definitely. The aim of liver resection is to remove the tumor and hopefully achieve a cure. Long term survival rates vary by tumor type. Unfortunately, some patients will have a recurrence, but others will go on to live many years.
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Last updated May 6, 2016
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