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César Roux

Born  1857
Died  1934

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Swiss surgeon, born 1857, Mont-la-Ville; died 1934.

Biography of César Roux

While still a student at Bern, César Roux worked with Christopher Theodor Aeby (1835-1885) and Theodor Langhans (1839-1915). After receiving his doctorate in 1880 he began working under Emil Theodor Kocher (1841-1917), then settled in practice in Lausanne. In 1887 he became chief of both surgical departments at the Kantonsspital and, on the occasion of the founding of the University of Lausanne, became professor of external pathology and gynaecology. He retired in 1926.

In Lausanne, 1926, Roux performed the first case of a successful removal of a pheochromocytoma. About seven months later, Charles Horace Mayo (1865-1939) performed the same operation in the United States.


  • Sur la pérityphlite. Lausanne, 1893.
  • Après l’appendicite opéré à froid. Lausanne, 1905.
  • Prophylaxie du goitre. Lausanne, 1921. List of works in Revue médicale de la Suisse romande, Lausanne, 1927, 47: 134.

  • Isidor Fischer, publisher:
    Biographisches Lexikon der hervorragenden Ärzte der letzten fünfzig Jahre.
    Berlin – Wien, Urban & Schwarzenberg, 1932. Pp. 1334.
  • F. Saegesser:
    Cesar Roux (1857-1934) et son epoque.
    La Revue médicale de la Suisse Romande, Lausanne, 1984, 104: 403-454.
  • M. A. Casal:
    [Cesar Roux and his Roux-en-Y anastomosis] [Article in Spanish]
    Acta gastroenterologica Latinoamericana, Buenos Aires, 1993, 23 (3): 175-185.

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