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Grocco-Rauchfuss triangle

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A triangular area of dullness at the base of the chest near the spinal column, on the side opposite a pleural effusion. Most commonly seen in children and adolescents.


  • F. von Korány:
    Die Lungenkrankheiten. In: Albert Eulenburg (1840-1917): Real-Encyclopädie der gesammten Heilkunde. Vienna, 1880-1883.
  • P. Grocco:
    Triangolo paravertebrale opposto nella pleurite essudativa.
    Lavori dei congressi di medicina interna, Roma, 1902, 12 (1903): 190.
  • C. A. Reuchfuss:
    Die paravertebrale Dämpfung auf der gesunden Seite bei Pleuraergussen.
    Verhandlungen der Gesellschaft für Kinderheilkunde, Breslau, 1904, 21 (1906): 202-211.
  • Franz Hamburger (1874-1954):
    Über paravertebrale Dämpfung und Aufhellung bei Pleuritis.
    Wiener klinische Wochenschrift, 1906.

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