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Title: Liver surgery: the past 2000 years.
Authors: Hardy, Kenneth John
Affiliation: University Department of Surgery, Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Vic., Australia.
Issue Date: 1-Oct-1990
Citation: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery; 60(10): 811-7
Abstract: Liver surgery has grown over 2000 years from the mystic hepatoscopy of the Babylonians to the ultimate of orthotopic transplantation by Starzl in 1968. The first successful liver resection was for trauma by Hildanus in the 17th century. The first successful planned resection was by Langenbuch in 1888 and the first hemihepatectomy by Wendel in 1911. The principles of liver regeneration and liver haemostasis were determined in the period 1880-1900: Ponfick, Mayer, Kousnetzoff, Pensky and Pringle made significant contributions. Couinaud and Healey and Schroy popularized segmental anatomy: Lortat-Jacob and Robert performed the first inflow ligation resection and started the modern era. Starzl brought liver transplantation to its current status and Bismuth introduced hepatobiliary units as a means of optimizing treatment of liver disease.
Internal ID Number: 2206121
URI: http://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/11365
URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2206121
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Hemorrhage.prevention & control
Hemostasis, Surgical.methods
History, 16th Century
History, 17th Century
History, 19th Century
History, 20th Century
History, Ancient
Humans
Liver.injuries.pathology.surgery
Liver Diseases.pathology.surgery
Liver Regeneration.physiology
Liver Transplantation.history.methods.mortality
Postoperative Complications.prevention & control
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