Preoperative Risk Assessment for Patients with Liver Disease

Shahid M. Malik, Jawad Ahmad

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Patients with underlying liver disease often present for non-liver-related surgery and are at risk for postoperative decompensation. Several predictive models exist to determine the risk of morbidity and mortality after surgery in such patients, but the risk depends on the severity of liver disease and also the type and urgency of the surgery. Clinicians should be cognizant of the various risk assessment tools and incorporate them into their practice when encountering patients with liver disease undergoing surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)917-929
Number of pages13
JournalMedical Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • CTP score
  • Cirrhosis
  • Liver disease
  • MELD
  • Operative risk


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