martd wrote:The liver will regenerate, most likely even grow back to it's original size.
martd wrote:The liver will regenerate, most likely even grow back to it's original size. I had over half my liver removed along with my gallbladder in July. I recovered quickly with no problems other than an incisional site infection. Either way it will be an open surgery and sounds like good advice about not knowing if other Mets are starting.
Phuong wrote:martd wrote:The liver will regenerate, most likely even grow back to it's original size.
Just to clarify, the liver will regrow with a resection, but not with a lobectomy. With the lobectomy, whatever remains will grow to about 2/3 of your full liver. Still plenty of liver to have normal function.
FightCRC wrote:Congrats on being resectable!
Both recommendations sound reasonable, with DF being more aggressive.
I would also encourage you to seek another opinion at MSKCC, where they do the HAI pump. In your case, I would guess (and that's all it is, you do need to consult with them to find out for sure) that they would do the wedge/ablation on the right lobe, and implant the pump at the same time. The pump would serve as adjuvant therapy and hopefully take care of any micromets. This would allow for the preservation of more of your liver.
If micromets are a concern, then the left lobe should be treated, as well. The pump will do that.
Best of luck to you, whatever you decide to do.
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