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Liver resection

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The liver is divided into eight segments, each with their branches of the arterial, venous and biliary systems. Partial liver resection involves removal of a limited number of liver segments.

Advances in surgical technique have reduced:

  • the need for blood transfusion - now only required in 40% of cases
  • overall mortality to 5%

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