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Hepatorrhaphy

Posted On: 05-28-2015
Hepatorrhaphy

What is Hepatorrhaphy?

During hepatorrhaphy, the liver is sutured in order to stop or control bleeding.

Also Known As:

  • Liver surgery
  • Liver bleeding surgery
  • Liver trauma surgery

Conditions Treated with Hepatorrhaphy:

Hepatorrhaphy is utilized in cases of liver trauma.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Hepatorrhaphy:

There are no comparable non-surgical or surgical alternatives to hepatorrhaphy.

Anesthesia with Hepatorrhaphy:

Hepatorrhaphy is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure 

Potential Complications from Hepatorrhaphy:

Possible risks following hepatorrhaphy include infection, bleeding, death, abscess, incisional hernia, biliary fistula and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible to experience reduced liver function or liver failure.

Recovery from Hepatorrhaphy:

Total recovery from hepatorrhaphy takes four to six weeks.

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