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How much of the liver is removed in liver surgery?

The removal of portions of the liver depends on if it’s normal and functioning; surgery can remove up to two-thirds of the liver.

In most patients who do not have liver cirrhosis, up to 75% of the liver can be removed safely. In patients with cirrhosis, surgeons remove as little of the liver as possible.

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