Franz Kaspar Hesselbach
|Franz Kaspar Hesselbach|
|Born||January 27, 1759
|Died||July 24, 1816|
|Influences||Karl Kaspar von Siebold|
|Influenced||Konrad Johann Martin Langenbeck|
He was a pupil, and later Prosector under Karl Kaspar von Siebold (1736–1807) at Würzburg. Later Hesselbach was a lecturer at Würzburg, where one of his students was Konrad Johann Martin Langenbeck (1776–1851). His son, Adam Kaspar Hesselbach (1788–1856) was also a surgeon.
As a surgeon, Hesselbach is best known for his work with hernia operations. He was the first to describe a handful of anatomical structures, such as the cribriform fascia (Hesselbach's fascia), interfoveolar ligament (Hesselbach's ligament) and the inguinal triangle (Hesselbach's triangle).
His son Adam Kaspar Hesselbach became a famous surgeon and anatomist, too.
- Anatomisch-chirurgische Abhandlung über den Ursprung der Leistenbrüche. Würzburg, Baumgärtner, 1806. (Hesselbach’s fascia, ligament and triangle described).
- Neueste anatomisch-pathologische Untersuchungen über den Ursprung und das Fortschreiten der Leisten- und Schenkelbrüche. Würzburg, Staheliano, 1814. (Latest anatomic-pathologic investigations involving the origin and progress of inguinal and femoral ruptures).
- Tubbs, R. Shane; Gribben, Walter B.; Loukas, Marios; Shoja, Mohammadali M.; Tubbs, Kevin O.; Oakes, W. Jerry (Nov 2008). "Franz Kaspar Hesselbach (1759--1816): anatomist and surgeon". World Journal of Surgery (United States) 32 (11): 2527–9. doi:10.1007/s00268-008-9703-9. ISSN 0364-2313. PMID 18758855.
- Franz Kaspar Hesselbach @ Who Named It
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