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Manual of Liver Surgery

  • William P. LongmireJr.
  • Ronald K. Tompkins

Part of the Comprehensive Manuals of Surgical Specialties book series (CMSS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. William P. Longmire Jr., Ronald K. Tompkins
    Pages 1-12
  3. William P. Longmire Jr., Ronald K. Tompkins
    Pages 13-25
  4. William P. Longmire Jr., Ronald K. Tompkins
    Pages 26-31
  5. William P. Longmire Jr., Ronald K. Tompkins
    Pages 32-61
  6. William P. Longmire Jr., Ronald K. Tompkins
    Pages 62-76
  7. William P. Longmire Jr., Ronald K. Tompkins
    Pages 77-89
  8. William P. Longmire Jr., Ronald K. Tompkins
    Pages 90-117
  9. William P. Longmire Jr., Ronald K. Tompkins
    Pages 118-156
  10. William P. Longmire Jr., Ronald K. Tompkins
    Pages 157-179
  11. William P. Longmire Jr., Ronald K. Tompkins
    Pages 180-198
  12. William P. Longmire Jr., Ronald K. Tompkins
    Pages 199-244
  13. William P. Longmire Jr., Ronald K. Tompkins
    Pages 245-257
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 259-267

About this book

Introduction

As research in liver disease has greatly expanded over the past few decades the etiology, pathology, and natural history of many hepatic disorders have been clearly defined. Many new and accurate diagnostic tools are now available. In spite of all this progress the treatment of many liver diseases remains ameliorative. Nevertheless a more aggressive and successful surgical approach has taken place in regard to many diseases of the liver in part due to the pioneering work of Dr. William P. Longmire, Jr. and his colleagues. Dr. Longmire was among the early advocates of liver resection of neoplasms, successfully remov­ ing a large benign tumor of the liver in 1946. In the following decades his contributions covered the surgical treatment of trauma, tumors, cysts, and other congenital abnormalities. He has performed hundreds of operations on patients with these disorders. In 1948 he reported a procedure now named for him, in which intractable common duct obstruction was relieved by partial left hepatectomy and cholan­ giojejunostomy. He was one of the first to advocate side-to-side portacaval shunt for portal hypertension. Other essential contributions by this master surgeon were the periodic reviews that covered the advances in his field. Dr. Longmire, with his scholarly approach and broad background of knowl­ edge in all aspects of hepatic surgery, is exceptionally qualified to write this book. He and his colleague, Dr. Ronald K. Tompkins, are to be congratulated on this complete treatise.

Keywords

Leberchirurgie Surgery liver trauma tumor

Authors and affiliations

  • William P. LongmireJr.
    • 1
  • Ronald K. Tompkins
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUCLA School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.UCLA School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-5835-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-5837-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-5835-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-4827
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