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Avelino Praxedes Gutierrez Fernandez, Spanish-born Argentine surgeon and anatomist (San Pedro de Sola, Santander, Cantabria 21 July 1864 – Buenos Aires 20 February 1946)
 
 
ACHIEVEMENTS
Described new techniques mainly for gastrointestinal surgery
 
Developed Gutierrez procedure for treatment of chronic osteomielitis (1896)
Tratamiento de las osteomielitis. Rev. Iberoamericana 7:23, 1902
 
Established a surgical method for treatment of hydatid cysts (1905)
 

Sobre un nuevo procedimiento de oclusión del duodeno y estomago en las gastrectomias por cancer de este organo  (a new procedure for stomach occlusion in cancer gastrectomies)

 
Developed a retroauricular incision for parotidectomy (Gutierrez incision)
 
Eponym of Gutierrez humerotricipital triangle and Gutierrez nephrocolopexy  
 
 
 
His son, Alberto Gutierrez Saenz, surgeon (Buenos Aires 10 November 1892 – Bariloche 23 February 1945)
 
Authored over 300 papers and 9 books
 

Created and developed hanging drop method for epidural anesthesia

El valor de la aspiración liquida en el espacio peridural en la anestesia peridural. Rev. Cir. Buenos Aires 12:225-30, 1933
 
Reported neuropexy
 
Developed new methods of regional blocks for certain surgical procedures
 

Designed a device to infiltrate rapidly local anesthesics

Dispositivo para anesthesia local. Rev. Hosp. Español 9:39-40, 1932
 
Designed Gutierrez needle for epidural anesthesia