Pronounced: heh-PA-tik ree-SEK-shunEn Español (Spanish Version)
Hepatic resection is most often used to treat cancer in the liver. It can also be done for the following reasons:
- Treat other tumors in the liver (including benign [non-cancerous] lesions)
- Treat cancer that has spread to the liver (most often seen in patients with colon cancer)
- Liver transplant donation
- Treat trauma to the liver
Liver Cancer Due to Liver Disease (Cirrhosis)
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Last reviewedFebruary 2014by Michael Woods, MD
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