Hepatic resection is surgery to remove a portion of the liver.

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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