Quincke triad

Last revised by Daniel J Bell on 8 Dec 2023

Quincke triad is the finding of jaundice, right upper quadrant pain, and upper gastrointestinal bleeding. This sign is seen in patients with hemobilia secondary to a hepatic artery aneurysm.

History and etymology

Heinrich Quincke (1842 –1922) was a German surgeon and internal medicine specialist. His principal contribution to internal medicine was the performance and introduction of the lumbar puncture. He illustrated this triad in the year 1870 in patients with rupture hepatic artery aneurysms who presented with hemobilia.

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