Quantcast
HS
Austria
535 views this week
Hermann Schloffer

Hermann Schloffer

Austrian surgeon
The basics
About
Occupations Surgeon University teacher
Countries Austria
A.K.A. Schloffer
Gender male
Birth May 13, 1868 (Graz)
Death January 21, 1937 (Prague)
Authority ISNI id Library of congress id VIAF id
The details
Biography

Hermann Schloffer (May 13, 1868 in Graz - January 21, 1937) was an Austrian surgeon.

He studied medicine at the University of Freiburg and University of Graz, where in 1892 he earned his medical doctorate. He spent several years in Prague as a surgical assistant and associate professor, and in 1903-1911 was a surgeon and professor at the University of Innsbruck. Afterwards he was a professor at Charles University in Prague.

On March 16, 1907 Schloffer performed the first transsphenoidal surgery for removal of a pituitary adenoma at the University of Innsbruck. Unfortunately, the patient died several weeks afterwards from a residual tumor. His name is lent to the eponymous "Schloffer tumor", described as an uncommon pseudo-tumor of the abdominal wall that usually appears several years after abdominal surgery.

In 1916 Schloffer became the first to remove a spleen for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). His student Paul Kaznelson (1898-1959) hypothesized - in analogy with hemolytic anemia - that the excessive destruction of platelets in ITP would occur in the spleen and suggested to his tutor Schloffer to perform a splenectomy on a patient with chronic ITP. Schloffer followed Kaznelson's suggestion. Their first patient so treated showed a dramatic improvement.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
comments so far.
Comments
References
http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2002104671
http://isni.org/isni/0000000055259723
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:kV_0u3w89iwJ:www.lf3.cuni.cz/miranda2/export/sites/www.lf3.cuni.cz/en/faculty/vns/2007/vns-en-03.doc+%22Hermann+Schloffer%22&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=7&gl=us
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/769266_4
http://www.neurosurgery-online.com/pt/re/neurosurg/abstract.00006123-200710000-00021.htm;jsessionid=LxCpZxVn7wTMZBFlQ5t5TL6H23253H6C2JB2Z24LKqJLH5HD0YSd!1475522543!181195628!8091!-1
https://d-nb.info/gnd/102746524
https://viaf.org/viaf/5325970
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q85854
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/containsVIAFID/5325970
arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up arrow-down instagram whatsapp myspace quora soundcloud spotify tumblr vk website youtube stumbleupon comments comments pandora gplay iheart tunein pandora gplay iheart tunein itunes