Pietro Grocco

Pietro Grocco (1856 - 1916)

Pietro Grocco (1856 – 1916) was an Italian physician.



  • Born 27 June 1856, Albonese
  • 1879 – MD, University of Pavia
  • Died 12 February 1916, Courmayeur

Medical Eponyms

  • Grocco triangle (1902) [Grocco-Rauchfuss triangle] – A triangular area of dullness at the base of the chest near the spinal column, on the side opposite a pleural effusion.
  • Grocco sign

Key Medical Attributions


Major Publications

  • Grocco P. Triangolo paravertebrale opposto nella pleurite essudativa. Lavori dei congressi di medicina interna, Rome, 1902;12(1903):190. [Grocco triangle]


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the person behind the name

BA MA (Oxon) MBChB (Edin) FACEM FFSEM. Emergency physician, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.  Passion for rugby; medical history; medical education; and asynchronous learning #FOAMed evangelist. Co-founder and CTO of Life in the Fast lane | Eponyms | Books | Twitter |

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