Komplikationen durch anatomische Unkenntnis

Translated title of the contribution: Complications due to insufficient knowledge of anatomy

E. Lignitz*, B. Madea, J. Preuß-Wössner

*Corresponding author for this work
3 Citations (Scopus)


Cases of medical malpractice due to insufficient knowledge of anatomy are not that rare. An increase in cases was already foreseen by anatomists more than 30 years ago in an era of decline in teaching morphology in medical training. Areas of special risk are the neck and the thoracoabdominal region. Cases involving a complete loss of an overview of the anatomy during operations have even been reported. However, in most cases further deficiencies could also be found. Without excellent knowledge in anatomy doctors must not be allowed to carry out an operation and this requires a continuous education in morphology.

Translated title of the contributionComplications due to insufficient knowledge of anatomy
Original languageGerman
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)185-193
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 22.06.2015


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