Morbidity and mortality related to non-hepatic surgery in patients with liver cirrhosis; A systematic review

Best Practice & Research Clinical Gastroenterology , 04/24/2012

The systematic review of the literature showed that in patients with liver cirrhosis who undergo non–hepatic surgery, postoperative morbidity and mortality rates varied greatly depending on severity of the cirrhosis and the surgical procedure. However, the majority of procedures can be safely performed in patients with low model for end stage liver disease (MELD) scores or model for end stage liver disease (MELD) A cirrhosis without portal hypertension.

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