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What is the likelihood of death for a liver resection?

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Dr. David Earle
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In brief: Depends

It depends on the patient's general condition, previous operations, reason for resection, and type of resection planned.
In the hands of an experienced hepatobiliary team, mortality should be less than 5% for most patients.

In brief: Depends

It depends on the patient's general condition, previous operations, reason for resection, and type of resection planned.
In the hands of an experienced hepatobiliary team, mortality should be less than 5% for most patients.
Dr. David Earle
Dr. David Earle
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In brief: Depends on liver

Depends on which part of the liver, how much liver, and how much liver is available for reserve.
Given that all of those are minor, there is liver in reserve, and it isn't a major resection, risk of death is around 1-3%.

In brief: Depends on liver

Depends on which part of the liver, how much liver, and how much liver is available for reserve.
Given that all of those are minor, there is liver in reserve, and it isn't a major resection, risk of death is around 1-3%.
Dr. Terry Simpson
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