Liver resection is an operation during which part or all liver is removed and sometimes replaced using liver transplant surgery. Liver resection
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Liver resection is an operation during which part or all liver is removed and sometimes replaced using liver transplant surgery. Liver resection is not a common procedure and usually, finds its use in stage 1 (stage A) liver cancer treatment.
Liver cancer is usually caused by other medical conditions such as liver cirrhosis, which likewise stems from alcoholic liver disease, fatty liver disease or hepatitis. For this reason, doctors advise their patients with abovementioned conditions to make routine liver checkups in order to establish whether they have first symptoms of liver cancer. Patients with early-detected liver tumors are best candidates for liver resection and possible liver transplant surgery. There is also a possibility of secondary liver cancer, usually originating from colorectal cancer.
Liver resection surgery is useful only in early stages of liver cancer. It means that most patients with stage 2 liver cancer or higher cannot choose this option due to its ineffectiveness. Additionally, some patients cannot undergo liver resection due to other medical conditions they suffer from.
Preparing for liver resection, firstly you should inform your doctor about other diseases you have as well as medicines you use in order to establish the best way of preparation for this surgery, including resigning from some medicines, for example, blood-thinning ones. Additionally, if your liver resection surgery involves liver transplant, a suitable donor must be found. Finally, a day before your surgery you will be asked to not eat anything and drink only drinks approved by doctors.
There are two ways of conducting a liver resection.
• Liver resection without liver transplant – a part of patient’s liver is removed. It is possible to remove up to 70% of patient’s liver. Then, part of the liver which was not removed usually grows in size, allowing the body to function just like before liver resection.
• Liver resection with liver transplant surgery – the whole liver is removed and in its place donated a liver or (if from living donor, usually a family member) part of a liver.
Usually, liver resection surgery is performed through an incision in one’s abdomen.
Patient is required to stay 5 to 8 nights in the hospital
Liver resection recovery may be a long process, taking up to 8 weeks. For the first one or two weeks, you will stay at the hospital where your incision site and liver functions will be closely monitored by medical personnel. Then you will be allowed to go home. During your liver resection recovery time, it is important to stay active, even if it means a short walk a day. As for drinking alcohol, driving, and having sex, please ask your doctor first.
There are some risks connected to a liver resection and liver transplant. One of them is infection through an incision. Another one is internal bleeding. As for liver transplant surgery, there is always some risk that body will reject the liver transplant, putting patient’s life or health at risk. As a result of medicines taken to ensure the acceptance of liver transplant, some patients experience kidney failure.
Initially, you can feel some pain but it should be suppressed with painkillers prescribed by your doctor. Additionally, the site of your incision may feel numb for some time or infinitely after liver resection due to damage to nerves.
There is no clear data regarding the success rate of liver resection operation. Some sources estimate that it is around 50%, while others give a wider estimation of 10-60%. As for patients who underwent this procedure as a liver cancer treatment, many of them will see cancer regrowth after some months or years.