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Seeking info regarding the liver. How much liver can the body safely function on?
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Default Seeking info regarding the liver. How much liver can the body safely function on? - 12-15-2008, 02:25 AM

If someone had part of their liver removed, where would the scar be (if any) and can the body actually function on half a liver? Does it grow back? Myth or fiction? Can you have half your liver removed with keyhole surgery?May seem queer, but these questions i would love the answer to for peace of mind. Or, any websites i can visit to give me the answers to these questions.
   
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Default 12-16-2008, 07:22 PM

The body can function with up to 80% of the liver cut out. It also will grow back in about a year, not sure about the keyhole...but I had a friend with liver cancer...she had 80% removed and its all grown back cancer free....
   
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