- To be able to describe the divisions of the liver based on Brisbane 2000 classification.
- To be able to identify key intrahepatic and extrahepatic structures necessary for performing safe HPB surgery.
- To be able to translate and apply knowledge of key anatomical structures while performing liver surgery.
- To be able to apply knowledge of the liver anatomy on radiographic and intraoperative images to surgical resections.
Brisbane 2000 classification1
- In 1998 the IHPBA set up a Terminology Committee to establish a global uniformity as regards to terminology of hepatic anatomy and liver resections. The recommendations of this committee were accepted at the bi-annual meeting of the IHPBA in Brisbane, Australia in 2000. The terminology was published the official journal of the IHPBA in 2000.
- The attributes of the terminology are that:
- It is anatomically accurate
- Anatomical and surgical terms are in agreement
- Linguistically correct
“Knowledge of hepatic anatomy is the most important foundation of the practice of hepatic surgery.”2
The development of this module has been sponsored by ETHICON, Inc., and is approved for US audiences.
Dr. Nagarajan is a paid consultant of ETHICON, Inc.
- Terminology Committee of the IHPBA (authors). Terminology of liver anatomy and resections. HPB Surg 2000;2:333-9.
- Strasberg, S. Nomenclature of hepatic anatomy and resections: a review of the Brisbane 2000 system. J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg 2005;12:351-5.