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What To Expect After Liver Resection
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
Discussion: There are many reasons why a person with liver cancer would not be a liver resection candidate. These include but are limited to: advanced liver disease (decompensated cirrhosis), spread of liver cancer outside of the liver, invasion into a vein in the liver, and other medical conditions. Discuss with your liver doctor and liver surgeon what your options are. Always consider a second opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal for a type 1 diabetic to have high/low swings in sugar levels 5mos after liver resection?
Brittle: Type 1 insulin dependent diabetes is often brittle with swings in blood sugars at times without rhyme or reason. The liver does play an important role in glucose metabolism, but I doubt that partial resection of the liver is a major cause of the blood sugar swings. A diabetologist or endocrinologist is better qualified to answer your question. Addition of some of the newer diabetic meds may help. ...Read more
I had a liver resection 4 weeks ago. My right lobe was removed with a big tumour that had grown inside it. How long should liver take to regenerate?
Depends.: The answer depends mostly on how much of the liver was removed and whether the remaining liver has underlying liver disease, such as viral hepatitis. Most patients begin healing within 10 days and have a complete restoration of normal liver size within 3-6 months, if there are no complications. Every patient is different, however. Good luck. ...Read more
What is the prognosis of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma when a liver resection is performed and stage 2?
I recently had a liver resection to cut out Ocular Melanoma metastasis. What would you expect to be elevated in the blood work results 10 days out?
Tough one: Chronic visceral pain is difficult. The 2 most likely sources of pain are scar tissue and nerves. There are some medications that are worth trying for the nerve pain such as amitryptilline. No medication that I'm aware of is helpful for scar tissue. It's probably best to focus on relaxation techniques, alternative therapies (accupuncture), gentle massage or stretching, meditation/prayer. ...Read more
Liver surgery is, simply put, surgery on liver tissue. It's is usually done for tumor or cyst in liver. It can be done via open ( large incision), laparoscopic (small cuts) or recently with robot (da vinci ). Liver consists of many segments and any one if them can b removed depending on type ...Read more
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