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are there any long term effects in respect to a 5.1cm x 3.9cm liver lac? and would a surgeon know he caused this during laparoscopic pyloric myotomy?

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Dr. Jacob Petrosky
8 years experience General Surgery
From a Surgeon:: Hey there, speaking from experience in the OR: In order to perform this procedure, an instrument is used to hold or "lift" the edge of the liver out of the way to see this part of the small intestine. The liver is very delicate, and it can cause bruising of the liver that will appear like a laceration on a CT scan. However, the liver rarely bleeds so it's not a true laceration. Hope this helps.
Answered on May 22, 2019

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