Lancisi's sign

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Lancisi's sign is a clinical sign in which a large venous wave, or Giant V wave, is visible in the jugular vein in patients with tricuspid regurgitation. It is caused by blood flowing backwards into the jugular vein through the incompetent tricuspid valve during ventricular systole.[1]

The sign is named after Giovanni Maria Lancisi.[2]

See also[edit]

Jugular venous pressure

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lancisi's sign at Mondofacto online dictionary
  2. ^ Giovanni Maria Lancisi at TheFreeDictionary.com