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Remnant Liver Volume to Body Weight (RLV to BW) Ratio in a Patient Undergoing Partial Hepatectomy

Specialty:

Gastroenterology
General Surgery & Anesthesiology
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

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Description:

A partial hepatectomy may need to be done to remove a cancer or to control bleeding after trauma. Removal of too much liver may be followed by complications and death. The ratio the liver volume after surgery to the patient's body weight can help to decide if a planned resection is safe or hazardous.

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