Month: February 2020

Anderson Triad

anderson triad

The combination of subcutaneous emphysema, rapid respirations, and abdominal rigidity is commonly referred to as the Anderson triad. Subcutaneous emphysema, rapid respirations, and abdominal rigidity seen in esophageal rupture, such as in Boerhaave’s syndrome is referred to as Anderson Triad. In addition, there is another Andersen triad in Cystic Fibrosis, although that is generally no longer …

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Beck’s triad

Beck triad is seen in cardiac tamponade. The three clinical signs that comprise the Beck triad are low blood pressure (weak pulse or narrow pulse pressure) muffled heart sounds raised jugular venous pressure, seen as distended neck veins Although the full triad is present only in a minority of cases of acute cardiac tamponade, presence …

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