World Journal of Surgery

, Volume 32, Issue 11, pp 2527–2529 | Cite as

Franz Kaspar Hesselbach (1759–1816): Anatomist and Surgeon

  • R. Shane Tubbs
  • Walter B. Gribben
  • Marios Loukas
  • Mohammadali M. Shoja
  • Kevin O. Tubbs
  • W. Jerry Oakes


Although the term Hesselbach’s triangle is used in everyday general surgical practice, little is written and known regarding the life of the early surgical pioneer for whom it is named. The present paper reviews the life of the German Franz Kaspar Hesselbach (1759–1816) and his contributions to the anatomical sciences and practice of surgery.


Inguinal Hernia Femoral Hernia Great Saphenous Vein Inguinal Ligament Pubic Bone 
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© Société Internationale de Chirurgie 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Shane Tubbs
    • 1
    • 2
  • Walter B. Gribben
    • 3
  • Marios Loukas
    • 4
  • Mohammadali M. Shoja
    • 5
  • Kevin O. Tubbs
    • 2
  • W. Jerry Oakes
    • 1
  1. 1.Section of Pediatric NeurosurgeryChildren’s Hospital of AlabamaBirminghamUSA
  2. 2.Department of Cell BiologyUniversity of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA
  3. 3.University of Alabama at Birmingham School of MedicineBirminghamUSA
  4. 4.Department of Anatomical SciencesSt. George’s UniversityGrenadaWest Indies
  5. 5.Tuberculosis and Lung Research CenterTabriz University of Medical SciencesTabrizIran

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