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A 52-year-old male asked:

Does a liver have the ability to repair itself from a damage caused by a bile duct obstruction due to a gallstone? the doctor who did the ercp told the patient that with rest and good diet, his liver will recover in few months. is this possible?

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Dr. Steven McCornack
Anesthesiology 34 years experience
It may recover from inflammation but often longterm damage is permanent and not reversible

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Last updated Jun 26, 2021
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