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What Are Cirrhosis Surgery Options and Complications?
The only surgery that has been proven to improve the chances of long-term survival is liver transplantation.
Various surgeries can be performed to redirect liver blood flow into the circulatory system, reducing liver blood pressures. However, surgery may worsen hepatic encephalopathy or ascites.
If you have bleeding from varices in the esophagus or stomach, you are at high risk of bleeding to death.
If you have significant blood loss, treatment will focus on restoring lost fluids.
Ongoing bleeding from the esophagus is detected by inserting a tube down your nose into your stomach to suck out any pooled blood. Once bleeding is recognized, various methods are used to control it.
For unknown reasons, liver failure sometimes leads to kidney failure.
People with ongoing liver damage often develop liver cancer before they develop cirrhosis.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/15/2017
Jeffrey A Gunter, MD
Steven L Bernstein, MD
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