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

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Section of Hepatobiliary-Pancreatic Surgery, Department of Surgery, and the Siteman Cancer Center, Washington University School of Medicine, BOX 8109, Suite 17308 West Pavilion Tower, 1 Barnes Hospital Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA.

Abstract

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.

PMID:
16258801
DOI:
10.1007/s00534-005-0999-7
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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