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Ultrasound-Guided Liver Surgery

An Atlas

  • Guido Torzilli
  • Comprehensive atlas providing up-to-date information and guidance on the role of ultrasound in liver surgery

  • Explains the many benefits and applications of ultrasound

  • Covers new techniques and the use of ultrasound in laparoscopic approaches

  • Of value for both hepatobiliary and general surgeons?


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introductory Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Guido Torzilli, Fabio Procopio, Daniele Del Fabbro
      Pages 3-13
    3. Guido Torzilli, Daniele Del Fabbro, Matteo Cimino
      Pages 15-23
    4. Guido Torzilli, Guido Costa, Florin Botea
      Pages 25-40
  3. Diagnosis and Staging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Guido Torzilli, Matteo Donadon, Matteo Cimino
      Pages 43-53
  4. Hepatobiliary Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Guido Torzilli, Fabio Procopio, Guido Costa
      Pages 75-116
    3. Guido Torzilli, Fabio Procopio, Guido Costa
      Pages 117-168
    4. Guido Torzilli, Fabio Procopio, Angela Palmisano
      Pages 169-182
  5. Liver Transplantation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Matteo Cescon, Fabio Piscaglia, Alessandro Cucchetti, Antonio Daniele Pinna
      Pages 185-207
    3. Kiyoshi Hasegawa, Yasuhiko Sugawara, Norihiro Kokudo
      Pages 209-214
  6. Minimally Invasive Surgery and Interventional Procedures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Alessandro Ferrero, Luca Viganò, Roberto Lo Tesoriere, Lorenzo Capussotti
      Pages 217-229
    3. Roberto Santambrogio, Matteo Barabino, Enrico Opocher
      Pages 231-247
    4. Alberto Patriti, Marco Carlani, Luciano Casciola
      Pages 249-265

About this book


Ultrasound guidance of liver surgery is a very sophisticated approach that permits the performance of otherwise unfeasible operations, discloses the true extent of tumors, increases the indications for hepatectomy, and renders surgery safer. Despite this, it has remained relatively neglected in the literature over the past two decades, during which time much progress has been achieved.

This is the first atlas on the subject, and it is comprehensive in scope. The state of the art in the use of ultrasound for resection guidance is carefully documented, and new techniques for exploration of the biliary tract and facilitation of transplant surgery are presented. Further important topics include the role of ultrasound in laparoscopic approaches, the use of contrast agents for diagnosis and staging, and developments in the planning of surgical strategy. The editor is a leading authority whose group has been responsible for a variety of advances in the field. He has brought together other experts whose aim throughout is to provide clear information and guidance on the optimal use of ultrasound when performing liver surgery. This atlas is intended especially for hepatobiliary surgeons but will also be of considerable value for general surgeons.


Biliary tumors Hepatocellular carcinoma Liver metastasis Liver surgery Ultrasound

Editors and affiliations

  • Guido Torzilli
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Hepatobiliary SurgeryUniversity of Milan, School of Medicine, Humanitas Research HospitalRozzano (Milano)Italy

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Ultrasound-Guided Liver Surgery
  • Book Subtitle An Atlas
  • Editors Guido Torzilli
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Italia 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-88-470-5509-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-88-470-5832-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-88-470-5510-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 280
  • Number of Illustrations 51 b/w illustrations, 293 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Abdominal Surgery
    Medicine/Public Health, general
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology


From the reviews:

“This atlas of ultrasound-guided liver surgery, written mainly by University of Milan faculty, effectively uses color pictures of the intraoperative field along with corresponding ultrasound images. … The audience is hepatobiliary surgeons and trainees who want to learn how to use intraoperative ultrasound or who want to step up their skills in it to guide complex resection. … It is filled with excellent pictures, images, and diagrams that help readers understand very complex concepts.” (Hisakazu Hoshi, Doody’s Book Reviews, June, 2014)