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Liver & GIT

6 out of 6

Meckler’s triad include all except? (LQ)

A Vomiting

B Pain

C Subcutaneous emphysema

D Hematemesis

Ans. D Hematemesis

The Mackler triad is a term that defines the classical presentation seen in Boerhaave syndrome. It comprises:

1. Vomiting

2. Lower chest pain

3. Subcutaneous emphysema

Subcutaneous emphysema is only seen in approximately half of patients at the initial presentation (typically in those patients who present later).