Silvio Rolando

Silvio Rolando (1873-1949)

Prof Silvio Rolando da Carasco (1873-1949) was an Italian general surgeon specialising in Urology

A prominent general surgeon in Genoa, Italy. Rolando specialized in genitourinary tract surgery.

Rolando is the third Italian surgeon to have a fracture named after him (the Rolando fracture), a distinction he shares with Monteggia and Galeazzi.

  • Born 29 May 1873 Carasco, Genoa Italy
  • 1896 – L.D. in ‘Chirurgia operativa‘ e ‘Clinica chirurgica‘, Facolta di medicina e chirurgia, Università di Genova
  • 1896 – 1907 Assistant surgeon then Primary surgeon – Ospedale di Pammatone di Genova
  • 1912 – l’Ordine dei Medici di Genova
  • 1921 – 1949 Primary surgeon at E.O. Ospedali Galliera di Genova
  • 1935 – 1937 President Rotary Club di Genova
  • Member of the Société Internationale de Chirurgie
  • Died 16 December 1949

Medical Eponyms

Rolando Fracture – (1910)

Three part comminuted intra-articular fracture at the base of the first metacarpal

  • Attended Università di Genova (1893-1896) and graduated with honors with full name Angelo Silvio Rolando da Carasco
  • Prof. (Angelo) Silvio Rolando son of Emanuele and Luigia Bianchetti born in Carasco on 29/05/1873 [OMCeO GE]

Major Publications



  • Personal correspondence: Dr Micaela Pagliano, Dirigente Ufficio Relazioni con il Pubblico. E.O. Ospedali Galliera. Translation: Luigi Boero e Francesca Ambrosini – 2018
  • Personal correspondence: Andrea Balba, Ordine provinciale dei Medici Chirurghi e degli Odontoiatri – 2018
  • Mostofi SB. Who’s Who in Orthopedics. 2005 289

Eponymous terms

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the person behind the name

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