Walther Kausch

Walther Carl Eduard Kausch (1867 – 1928)

Walther Carl Eduard Kausch (1867 – 1928) was a German surgeon.

In 1907, Walther Kausch performed the first successful partial pancreatoduodenectomy (excision of the duodenum and a portion of the pancreas in two stages), for ampullary cancer. Published in 1912

  • Born 17 July 1867, Königsberg
  • Died 24 March 1928, Berlin
Medical Eponyms
Kausch-Whipple operation (1907) [AKA: Whipple procedure]
Major Publications
  • Kausch W. Gedenkband für Johannes von Mikulicz-Radecki. 1907
  • Kausch W. Die Resektiún des mittieren Duodenums-eine typische Operation. Vorläufige Mitteilung. Zentralblatt für Chirurgie. 1909; 39(2): 1350.
  • Kausch W. Das Carcinom der Papilla duodeni und seine radikale Entfernung. Beiträge zur klinischen Chirurgie. 1912; 78: 439-486.


Eponymous terms

BA MA (Oxon) MBChB (Edin) FACEM FFSEM. Emergency physician, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.  Passion for rugby; medical history; medical education; and asynchronous learning #FOAMed evangelist. Co-founder and CTO of Life in the Fast lane | Eponyms | Books | Twitter |

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