Quincke’s triad of hemobilia

Jaundice, melena and upper abdominal pain – this is the classic Quincke’s triad, which suggests bleeding from the biliary tree (hemobilia). Hemobilia is a rare cause of upper GI bleeding. Most cases occur after ERCP or liver biopsy.

There is a very interesting case presentation in Gastroenterology, which describes a Dieulafoy lesion of the gallbladder presenting with hemobilia.

Featured photo: nih.gov

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *