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


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.

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Strasberg, S. Nomenclature of hepatic anatomy and resections: a review of the Brisbane 2000 system. J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg 12, 351–355 (2005).

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Key words

  • Liver anatomy
  • Liver terminology
  • Liver surgery
  • Hepatectomy
  • Sectionectomy