Chapter 1. From Promethean to Modern Times

  1. Pierre-Alain Clavien MD, Phd, FACS, FRCS Professor Chairman and
  2. Stefan Breitenstein MD
  1. Kuno Lehmann,
  2. Stefan Breitenstein MD and
  3. Pierre-Alain Clavien MD, Phd, FACS, FRCS Professor Chairman

Published Online: 9 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317053.ch1

Malignant Liver Tumors: Current and Emerging Therapies, Third Edition

Malignant Liver Tumors: Current and Emerging Therapies, Third Edition

How to Cite

Lehmann, K., Breitenstein, S. and Clavien, P.-A. (2010) From Promethean to Modern Times, in Malignant Liver Tumors: Current and Emerging Therapies, Third Edition (eds P.-A. Clavien and S. Breitenstein), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317053.ch1

Editor Information

  1. Department of Surgery, Swiss Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary and Transplantation Center, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Author Information

  1. Department of Surgery, Swiss Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary and Transplantation Center, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 12 JAN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405179768

Online ISBN: 9781444317053

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Keywords:

  • myths to mysteries - famous legend of Prometheus by Hesiod;
  • hepatic surgery - key insights to overcoming major bleeding;
  • development of hepatobiliary surgery and onset of transplantation era;
  • development of new concepts - being crucial;
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) Consensus Conference - accepted therapy for patients with end-stage liver disease;
  • surgical oncology and breaking down limits;
  • liver surgery - dramatic development in last three decades

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • From myths to mysteries

  • Of inquisitive anatomists and courageous surgeons

  • The era of liver transplantation

  • Self-assessment questions

  • Surgical oncology: breaking down the limits

  • References

  • Self-assessment answers