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Alfonso Roque Albanese

Alfonso Roque Albanese, Italian-born Argentine surgeon and anatomist (Corigliano, Cosenza 04 May 1906 – Buenos Aires August 2005)

Described Albanese interureteral lamina known as Chifflet abdominopelvian lamina or Ruiz-Liard upper sacrorectal ligament too

La lamina inter-ureteral. Prensa Med. Arg. 7:297-300, 1945 

Observed a new lamina in 1953 (Lamina duodeno-mesentero-mesocólica derecha described in 1959

Proposed the concept of axillo-ganglionic vertices (1975)

Reported the first cases in the world in Tetralogia de Fallot y dextrocardia (1948)

Reported the first case in literature of congenital cardiopathy with surgical solution employing preserved artery

Cirugia de las cardiopatias congenitas. 215 operados (1952)


A technique for supraumbilical median incisional hernias

Eventración mediana xifoumbilical gigante: metodo para su tratamiento. Rev. Asoc. Med. Arg. 65:376, 1951

Albanese operation (escoplage and tuboescoplage)

Escoplage: a new surgical technique for treatment of venous disorders  
Created cervico-mediastinal biopsy method
Developed original methods for dissection and presentation of anatomical elements  
Developed aorta coarctation surgery (1939)
Technic of dissection of perineum
Albanese technique for splanchnic and celiac plexus block

Developed modified Halsted radical mastectomy (1942)

Approach technique for sympathetic nervous system using infradiaphragmatic via (1947)
Lumbar sympathicectomy with local anesthesia (1955)

Described distant muscle debulking incisions for the treatment of large post-surgical abdominal hernia

Eventración mediana xifoumbilical gigante. Metodo para su tratamiento. Rev. AMA 15:376-8, 1951

Tecnica y tactica personal de la tiroidectomia subtotal, de la lobectomia y la tiroidectomia total. Bol. Trab. Soc. Arg. Cir. 28

La movilización duodeno-pancreatica en la cirurgia gastro-duodenal. Importancia de La lámina duodeno-retro mesocolónica derecha. Arch. Argent. Enf. Apar. Digest. 35(1):17-20, 1960 

With R. Finochietto proposed axillary evacuation in breast cancer surgery (1938)

With R. Finocchietto. La lumbotomia vertical paravertebral. Prensa Med. Arg. 27(5):243, 1940

With R. Finocchietto. Suprarrenalectomia. Tecnica. Prensa Med. Arg.37:1915-8,  


New instrument of varicose vein surgery. J. Cardiovasc. Surg.