Carl Gussenbauer: Pioneer in Pancreatic Surgery

Carl Gussenbauer (1842–1903), known for many contributions to surgery, should also be noted prominently in the list of pioneers of pancreatic surgery. His successful performance of external drainage for a pancreatic cyst in 1882 was the first planned pancreatic operation. Although pancreatic surgery had been developed in animal models during the seventeenth… CONTINUE READING