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A 49-year-old member asked:

Dad has cirrhosis of the liver and had esophageal variceal bleeding, how long does he have after surgery?

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Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 31 years experience
Unknown: If you are asking what his life span is, nobody knows. There are alternatives to surgery for esophageal varices including tips by interventional radiologists, and endoscopic banding done by gastroenterologists.

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Last updated Aug 21, 2013

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