Journal of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery

, Volume 12, Issue 5, pp 351–355 | Cite as

Nomenclature of hepatic anatomy and resections: a review of the Brisbane 2000 system

  • Steven M. Strasberg
Topics: Systematic hepatectomy for liver cancer


The Brisbane 2000 system of nomenclature of hepatic anatomy and resections was introduced to provide a universal terminology in an area that was plagued by confusing and inappropriate terminology. The article describes historical developments central to the emergence of the new terminology and describes the terminology, its attributes, and rules of application.

Key words

Liver anatomy Liver terminology Liver surgery Hepatectomy Sectionectomy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven M. Strasberg
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  1. 1.Section of Hepatobiliary-Pancreatic Surgery, Department of Surgery, and the Siteman Cancer CenterWashington University School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA

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