Basic and Clinical Hepatology

  • Pietro M. Motta
  • Liberato J. A. DiDio

Part of the Developments in Gastroenterology book series (DIGA, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. F. G. Caramia, M. Piccoli, A. Modesti, M. R. Torrisi, L. Frati
    Pages 15-30
  3. P. M. Motta, T. Fujita, M. Nishi
    Pages 31-50
  4. J.-C. Wanson, D. Bernaert, R. Mosselmans, W. Penasse
    Pages 69-83
  5. G. C. Budd
    Pages 97-117
  6. G. C. Budd
    Pages 119-136
  7. R. Laschi, C. A. Busachi
    Pages 137-161
  8. A. J. Christoforidis
    Pages 163-190
  9. L. I. M. Van Waes, L. H. F. Demeulenaere
    Pages 191-202
  10. D. C. Martin Jr., W. S. Blakemore
    Pages 203-232
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 233-236

About this book


The liver has been an organ of mystery for centuries. Slowly but surely its secrets have been disclosed by both basic research and clinically oriented investigators whose current concepts have been brought together in this book by authors from five different countries. Three major groups with many subgroups have made inroads into our better understanding of the liver. The first of these comprises the basic scientists whose study of single hepatocytes may provide the key to comprehension of mechanisms that will lead eventually to improvement in the morbidity and mortality associated with a variety of hepatic disorders. The second group has been concerned with studies in depth of the liver's response to a variety of hormones, drugs, viruses, and infections. Both early and late results are their concern in the diagnosis and treatment of the individual patient. A third group comprises the surgeons who have become increasingly aggressive in the removal of one or more segments of the liver. They have increased the scope of hepatic resection as a result of a better understanding gained from studies of various segments of the liver. They have accepted the term, segmentectomy, and have extended feasible procedures to include trisegmentectomy. Indeed, trans­ plantation of the liver has been successfully accomplished.


hepatology liver surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Pietro M. Motta
    • 1
  • Liberato J. A. DiDio
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Anatomy, Faculty of MedicineUniversity of RomeRomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of AnatomyMedical College of OhioToledoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-8218-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-8216-1
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