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Can a person live without a portion of the liver?
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
In brief: Yes
The liver has the unique capacity compared to all other internal organs of regenerating.
Because of this, for instance, a portion can be donated for transplant to another with no risk to the donor. And while it is regenerating. The remaining portion of the liver can function successfully.

In brief: Yes
The liver has the unique capacity compared to all other internal organs of regenerating.
Because of this, for instance, a portion can be donated for transplant to another with no risk to the donor. And while it is regenerating. The remaining portion of the liver can function successfully.
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