Case report| Volume 129, ISSUE 5, P587-590, May 1975

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Alopecia, ascites, and incomplete regeneration after 85 to 90 per cent liver resection

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      A nineteen year old female underwent 85 to 90 per cent partial hepatectomy to treat a minimal deviation hepatoma. Observations afterwards suggested that the limit of resection compatible with survival had been reached. She recovered perfect health after many months, although liver regeneration was not complete. Severe but eventually reversible alopecia and ascites developed postoperatively, undoubtedly as a complication of the massive hepatic resection.
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