Topic: Liver regeneration
I had the opportunity to speak with:
Dr. J.F. Geschwind, M.D., Associate Professor of Radiology, Surgery, and Oncology Division Chief, Vascular and Interventional Radiology Director, Image Guided Interventional Laboratory, John Hopkins Medicine.
Dr. Geschwind explained that the liver does regenerate to its previous size in 4 to 6 weeks this includes, an atrophied lobe. The major vessels stay in tact in an atrophied lobe and due to generation it will form back in volume to its original size.
It was discussed, in the symposium, that resection can include anything up to 30% of the liver. The volume of the liver is directly related to the size of the person - small people have smaller livers -.