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

Major Publications

  • Kausch W. Die Resektiún des mittieren Duodenums-eine typische Operation. Vorläufige Mitteilung. Zentralblatt für Chirurgie. 1909;39:1350.
  • Kausch W. Das Carcinom der Papilla duodeni und seine radikale Entfernung. Beiträge zur klinischen Chirurgie. 1912;78:439-486.


  • Specht G, Stinshoff K. Walther Kausch (1867-1928) und seine Bedeutung für die Pankreaschirurgie [Walther Kausch (1867-1928) and his significance in pancreatic surgery]. Zentralbl Chir. 2001 Jun;126(6):479-81. [PMID 11446072]

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