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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?

  • Includes supplementary material:


Table of contents

  1. Minimally Invasive Surgery and Interventional Procedures

    1. Guido Torzilli, Matteo Donadon, Matteo Cimino
      Pages 267-275
  2. Back Matter
    Pages 277-280

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 abdominal surgery Ultrasonography

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
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)