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Wedge Resection of the Liver

Posted On: 04-21-2015
Wedge Resection of the Liver

What is Wedge Resection of the Liver?

During wedge resection of the liver, a surface tumor and a margin of healthy liver tissue are removed.

Also Known As:

  • Liver resection surgery
  • Laparoscopic liver resection
  • Liver cancer surgery

Conditions Treated with Wedge Resection of the Liver:

Wedge resection of the liver is utilized in order to treat liver cancer and to remove benign tumors in the liver.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Wedge Resection of the Liver:

There are no comparable non-surgical or surgical alternatives to wedge resection of the liver.

Anesthesia with Wedge Resection of the Liver:

Wedge resection of the liver is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.

Potential Complications from Wedge Resection of the Liver:

Possible risks following wedge resection of the liver include infection, bleeding and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible to experience an incisional hernia.

Prognosis after Wedge Resection of the Liver:

The prognosis for a positive end result following wedge resection of the liver is good.

Recovery from Wedge Resection of the Liver:

Recovery following wedge resection of the liver takes five to six weeks.

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